Rani Hong is a survivor of child trafficking and co-founder of the Tronie Foundation, an organization that is causing a global shift in consciousness and behavior by exposing the human cost of slavery.
By sharing her story, Ms. Hong has helped international government officials, NGOs, corporations, philanthropists, and journalists understand the circumstances that give rise to the possibility and persistence of slavery. She was the closing speaker at the UN General Assembly’s Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking and has participated in many International Forums.
Her story has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN International, BBC World News, and many other international media. Ms. Hong is the recipient of many awards, including the 2008 Human Rights Award from the UN Association of Seattle and 2010 Jefferson Award for public service.
Recently, Ms. Hong was invited as a participant at the inaugural Delhi Dialogue, a summit of humanitarian leaders convened by the Dalai Lama to discuss solutions to human rights suffering.
From Survivor of Slavery to a Global Visionary Human Rights Leader, Ms. Hong’s ability to broach this difficult subject in a compelling way, while keeping the focus on the strength of the human spirit, has proved her capability as a leader in this field—evident in both the grassroots outreach and the highest conversations with global leaders.