Cynthia Bendlin

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Cynthia Bendlin is an activist against human trafficking.[1] As of 2008 she is the manager of the International Order for Migration's counter-trafficking information campaign in the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.[2] She has led seminars about how to combat human trafficking in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.[3] Bendlin and her family have faced threats due to her work against human trafficking, and she has been forced to move.[4][5]

Bendlin received a 2008 International Women of Courage Award.[6][1] At the award dinner, she stated, “This [award] is not for us; it is for all that we are fighting for.”[7] She also received the Ruby Prize from the Soroptimist International Millenium Club in 2013.[8]


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  2. ^ "US Secretary of State Award Honours Two IOM Staff Members - International Organization for Migration". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ "IIP Publications -". IIP Publications. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ "IIP Publications -". IIP Publications. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  5. ^ AWIU » 2008 WOC – Cynthia Bendlin Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Women From 8 Countries Honored". Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  7. ^ "IIP Publications -". IIP Publications. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  8. ^ Cynthia Bendlin | International Forum on Women's Right Archived 2014-08-26 at the Wayback Machine