Ann Jordan is the Director of the Program on Trafficking and Forced Labor . This project was created to raise awareness of the widespread trade and exploitation of human beings and also to promote a rights-based approach to combating this issue. Ann is an international human rights attorney who specializes in issues of human trafficking, forced labor and women’s rights. For ten years, she was the Director of the Initiative against Trafficking in Persons at Global Rights. She actively participated with an international coalition of NGOs in the development of the UN Trafficking Protocol and with a U.S. NGO coalition in the development of the U.S. Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. She was a member of the Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice in the International Criminal Court, which successfully advocated during the negotiation process for the inclusion of women and women’s issues at all levels of the Court. She works with a broad international coalition of advocacy and grassroots organizations on building local capacity to develop and advocate for human rights-based programs on human trafficking and forced labor and to carry out evidence-based research and programming that addresses and supports the needs and rights of the affected persons. She earned her law and undergraduate degrees at Columbia University and serves as an advisor to several NGOs and networks.
Professor Jordan's Publications
- Trafficking in Human Beings: the Slavery that Surounds Us by Ann Jordan
- Fact or fiction: what do we really know about human trafficking? by Ann Jordan
- Slavery, forced labor, debt bondage, and human trafficking: from conceptional confusion to targeted solutions by Ann Jordan
- Introduction to Special Issue: Sexual Commerce and the Global Flow of Bodies, Desires, and Social Policies by Elizabeth Bernstein
- Alice Miller, Yale Law School