DSW Staff Share Their Expertise

February 5, 2021

Charleston Law School invited DSW’s legal director, Melissa Broudo, to join their 13th Annual Law Symposium - SEXUAL ABUSE AND SEX TRAFFICKING: PROTECTING CHILDREN, SUPPORTING VICTIMS, AND SEEKING JUSTICE. Broudo joined other experts to discuss why, despite ample data and evidence to support decriminalizing consensual adult sex work to reduce human trafficking, we have yet to see this happen on a wide scale.

Broudo and DSW were also invited to submit an article to The Charleston Law Review. Broudo, Crystal DeBoise, J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly, and Frances Steele explored some of the lesser-studied factors that contribute to the exploitation of minors in their article, "Continuum of Exploitation: The Role of Inclusive Sexual Health Education in Preventing Human Trafficking of Minors.”

February 18: DSW’s J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly, who also serves as advocacy consultant for the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG), hosted a conversation on Trans-Amory. Along with other panelists and the attendees, Oshiro-Brantly shared knowledge gleaned from their lived experiences and their extensive research on sex, queerphobia, and transphobia. The powerful and lively conversation left attendees feeling hopeful and inspired. The conversation was part of NYTAG’s “Thursday Conversation” series on topics impacting the TGNC/NB community. Follow the organization on Facebook for more information.

Courtesy of Charleston School of Law.

Courtesy of Charleston School of Law.

Courtesy of NYTAG.

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