Meredith Dank Receives $4 Million Grant from

US State Department to Address Trafficking Among Marginalized Groups


Countertrafficking in Thailand has largely focused on cisgender women vulnerable to sex trafficking or forced labor. Meanwhile, the needs of LGBT+ people who are vulnerable to trafficking from a reliance on gig and freelance work in informal economies remain largely unaddressed. With funding from the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, under the Program to End Modern Slavery, Research Professor Meredith Dank will collaborate with Sheldon Zhang (UMass Lowell), Evident, Service Workers in Group Foundation, and the Equal Asia Foundation to reduce vulnerability to trafficking among LGBT+ people and the related trauma by co-designing, piloting, and refining activities that increase access to safer work opportunities.

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