The United National International School hosted its 20th annual UN Student Conference on Human Rights on Jan. 18 and 19. In part because of the “Say No More” game she helped develop at DSI, Robin Newman, ’15, was selected as a keynote speaker who conducted a workshop for this year’s conference. Her talk focused on applying user-centered design to address human trafficking — and be delivered to about 170 students from 12 schools across New York City, Atlanta and Mexico.
Robin’s work on educating pre-teen girls and social works about sex trafficking earned her the Sappi 2014 Ideas that Matter grant. Since then, she’s developed and launched Huge IMPACT, the first event focused on US sex trafficking. This project fosters ongoing relationships among 30 stakeholders, including the FBI’s Victim’s Specialist Unit, The Carter Centre and more. Learn more here.