Photo Gallery: Dr. Gabriela Lemus Testifies in a Congressional Hearing of the U.S. Helsinki Commission
(May 23, 2011)
- Dr. Gabriela Lemus, senior advisor and director of the Office of Public Engagement testifies in a congressional hearing of the U.S. Helsinki Commission to examine labor trafficking during troubled economic times.
- Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission said, “I am acutely aware that, in order to be successful in combating the scourge of human trafficking, we must strengthen the cooperation between governments and the private sector, particularly in regards to labor trafficking.”
- Luis C. de Baca, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State and Dr. Gabriela Lemus, senior advisor and director of the Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Labor both addressed members of the U.S. Helsinki Commission during a congressional hearing. The hearing focused on illegal and unethical business practices that contribute to human trafficking and forced labor.
- Actress Julia Ormond, founder and president of Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking also testified in front of the U.S. Helsinki Commission congressional hearing. Her organization ASSET is dedicated to the systematic eradication of slavery through giving victims of slavery a voice of their own.