Jody Sarich

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Jody Sarich has twelve years of experience in research and advocacy on the issue of historical and contemporary slavery, as an academic, an educator, a researcher, an author and a legal advocate. She has represented women seeking asylum in the United States and legal status under the Convention Against Torture and has served as an expert witness for women who sought asylum in the U.S. after having fled forced marriages in their home countries. She has presented at a variety of international conferences and workshops on the subject of slavery and trafficking, in Toronto, London, and Bellagio, Italy. Jody Sarich is currently a Policy and Research Associate with Free the Slaves, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that free slaves, helps former slaves stay free, advocates to governments and corporations for policy change and carries out research, and is writing a book, with Kevin Bales, exploring forced marriage worldwide.