Genesis The Podcast

The Jensen Project & Genesis: Taking Action Against Human Trafficking

January 19, 2022 Genesis Women's Shelter Season 1 Episode 16
Genesis The Podcast
The Jensen Project & Genesis: Taking Action Against Human Trafficking
Show Notes

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and we dive into the details of human trafficking and related criminal activity with expert Janet Jensen, founder of The Jensen Project. Through a unique partnership focused on no-cost civil legal representation for women who experience violence from an intimate partner, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support and The Jensen Project serve the most pressing legal needs of survivors. Together we explore the intersection of domestic violence and human trafficking as well as the possibilities and limitations of legislation in this area. By allowing survivor voices to shape our work, Genesis and The Jensen Project are advancing the legal rights of women and children in Texas, a state that ranks #2 on the list of states in the U.S. with the highest number of reported human trafficking cases. This episode discusses human trafficking, human slavery, sexual assault, and domestic violence.