Mexican human rights and anti-slavery advocate Rosi Orozco. Photo_mxqnoticas

 

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS    

Mexican social worker and advocate against global human trafficking Rosa María de la Garza Ramírez – better known as Rosi Orozco – was nominated as a candidate for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, the national senate announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

The announcement was made by Jorge Olvera García, president of the Senate State Human Rights Commission during a three-day international human trafficking conference of the Global Sustainability Network (an international multidisciplinary platform founded in 2016 with the aim of promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and productive employment for all).

A former member of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies for the conservative National Action Party (PAN), Orozco has been working to combat human trafficking since 1990 and founded the nonprofit Casa Sobre la Roca, a home for women caught up against their will in the sex trade, which accounts for about 85 percent of all human trafficking in Mexico.

 

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