On July 18, 2023, Professor Roza Pati, Director of The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy, hosted a roundtable on “Partnering Globally for Best Practices in Education, Training and Advocacy against Human Trafficking,” with the participation of a delegation of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. The USDOS Combatting Trafficking in Persons Multi Regional Program brought together at STU College of Law representatives from Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, Finland, India, Iraq, Malaysia and Switzerland. Part of the delegation was also a member of the Normative and Policy Team at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section. The dignitaries present shared their countries’ efforts in building expertise in law, policy and practice in investigating and prosecuting the crime of human trafficking, as well as in victim assistance programs, referral mechanisms, rights of human trafficking victims, etc. The roundtable placed particular emphasis in the intersection of human trafficking and irregular migration, one of the globally renowned areas of expertise of the STU’s Human Trafficking Academy.
Kwami Adoboe-Herrera is an anti-trafficking advocate, a consultant and a speaker. As a survivor himself, he understands the unfortunate impact of human trafficking around us. His lived experience guided his career and interests to support policies that help support victims as they navigate life after experiencing trafficking. Kwami was featured in a documentary called Break the Chain. The film provides a detailed look at how trafficking goes unnoticed within our backyards. Break the Chain was developed to provide an accurate and educational entertainment resource that can be utilized in training and community awareness events throughout the United States. Kwami is currently a member of Not for Sale: One Step at a Time, an organization that brings awareness and hope to this hardly seen issue in communities across Ohio, America, and around the world. With the help of God we will defeat this heinous crime against human life.
Kwami’s goals are to raise awareness, reduce the risk of victimization, educate members of the government and the general public, and advocate for victim protection and wellness. Kwami received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Walsh University. His ultimate goal is to work for the Department of Justice as an FBI agent to rescue victims from their trafficker.