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Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate is Recognized

United Nations Association of Broward County Chapter (UNA Broward)-Advocacy Chair, Dr. Lavern Deer was recently honored with the prestigious U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her ardent anti-human trafficking advocacy efforts in South Broward. The award presentation took place during the “A Night of Jazz in the Gardens” black-tie gala on June 28 at the Omega Center on the Florida Memorial College Campus. The United Nations Ambassador made the presentation to Dr. Deer in the presence of UNA Broward Tresurer Chair, Jacqueline Robinson, several community leaders, business executives, and well-wishers who will be in attendance.

As we approach the 10th World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July 2024, it is crucial to address the shortcomings and accelerate action to #EndHumanTrafficking.

As a Jamaican-born, Dr. Deer was also honored at the Florida State Capitol for her exceptional work in raising awareness about human trafficking, supporting survivors, and advocating for stronger laws. Her efforts have led to Florida becoming the first state to mandate human trafficking education in schools, showcasing her relentless dedication to this cause.

This year's global campaign for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons urges accelerated action to end child trafficking. Children represent a significant proportion of trafficking victims worldwide, with girls being disproportionately affected.

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