Kristina Misiniene of Lithuania was given a TIP Report Hero award in 2006. Her organization, CARITAS Lithuania, is headquartered in Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania. Just inside the old town, down some cobble stone streets and past the main square, lies the catholic archdiocese and several buildings which house offices, including those of CARITAS Lithuania. She is a social worker by trade, and works heavily with survivors of trafficking. Many survivors are Lithuanians who have been trafficked abroad to destinations such as the UK, or Norway. She helps them try to put their lives back together financially, personally, psychologically, and in any other way they can. Her team consists of incredible and dedicated women who tirelessly help the survivors that come through their doors. Learn more about Kristina on her page.
This content was originally posted on the Tip Awards website.
Caleb Benadum is the Program Manager for the Trafficking in Persons Report Global Heroes Network, an upcoming web-based project planned for January 2015. He graduated from Capital University with a degree in Philosophy, and the University of Cincinnati Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. Having spent much of his life overseas, he is committed to modern-day abolitionism and the promotion of human rights around the world.
Over the past few weeks, President Trump’s executive orders have increased deportations and detentions; spreading fear amongst the immigrant community. This fear is felt even more deeply amongst foreign nationals who were brought to the United States against their will: the victims of human trafficking.