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 Selection Committee 

Sister Jane Wakahiu, LSOSF, Ph.D has helped lead the Hilton Foundation’s considerable response to human trafficking. She is a member of the institute of the Little Sisters of Saint Francis, Kenya, and has championed the development work of sisters globally. Prior to working with the Hilton Foundation, she was the Executive Director of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

Joanne Driels sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Solidarity Fund, and was recently re-elected as Secretary. She is also an Advisor to the Managing Director of Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sr Jyoti Pinto, of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, India, pioneered the AMRAT anti-trafficking network in India. She is a former Superior General, and was honoured at the 10th General Assembly of Talitha Kum for her dedication to trafficking prevention across India. 

Alika Kinan is an Argentinian survivor of sex trafficking, who has been a dedicated advocate for victims and the rights of women. She has worked with the Argentinian government on trafficking prevention programmes, and was recognised by the US State Department’s ‘Heroes’ anti-trafficking initiative in 2017.

Sr Theodosia Baki, of the Tertiary Sisters of St Francis (TSSF), is a Superior General from Cameroon. She was, in 2019, elected as Mother General of the TSSF, and sits on the UISG Board. 

Francesca Donà is a representative from the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and specialises in anti-trafficking programmes, working with global frontline groups.

Photo Credit: Lisa Kristine

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