PBS NewsHour website featuring a video of Tyler Dunman

Special Counsel featured in PBS NewsHour segment

Our Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman was featured in a segment on PBS NewsHour that aired on September 28, 2021. The segment focused on the impact of COVID-19 on child labor and sex trafficking in the country as schools closed. Tyler provided insights into the types of trafficking that have increased due to children and families becoming more vulnerable throughout the pandemic.

“It’s been pretty catastrophic,” said Tyler. “Oftentimes, they’re finding themselves on the streets begging, or being forced to sell things, or, as they call it, hawking things here. Those situations have increased exponentially.”

You can view the entire segment here.

Our team in Uganda provides direct support and real-time guidance to local investigators and prosecutors as they work to stop traffickers and prevent more vulnerable people from becoming victims.

Learn more about our work in Uganda here.

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Emma Ecker

Emma coordinates external content sharing to cultivate relationships with donors and encourage the general public to support HTI’s work. Before coming to HTI, Emma worked as a consultant with the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking. Her work included crafting federal appropriations recommendations and co-writing a presidential transition report, alongside numerous writing projects centered on counter-human trafficking advocacy. Emma was also an intern for Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy where she performed research for upcoming legislation. She received a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of Chicago.