The 2019 Benefit theme is Celebrating The Last Girl. We will honor leaders who have made a difference in the fight to end sex trafficking with The Last Girl Award. Funds raised that evening will educate children of prostituted women from red-light areas in India and youth in U.S.
Cocktails | Awards | Dinner & Entertainment - 6:30 PM Onwards
Spoken Word Performance by Staceyann Chin (poet, activist, author of The Other Side of Paradise)
Master of Ceremonies: Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains, Bombay Dreams)
Shandra Woworuntu (trafficking survivor leader), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction, Desperately Seeking Susan), Zoe Bleu Sidel (artist, poet, and actor), Nandana Sen (author, actor, and child's rights activist), Simone Monasebian (Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), and Fisk Johnson (Chairman & CEO of SC Johnson)
Our Host Committee
Gloria Steinem (co-chair), Ashley Judd (co-chair), Cathy Lee, Dorchen Leidholdt, Farhad Karim, Francesca Toscano, Imran Wali Ahmad, Ion De La Riva, Jounghoon Lee, MT Carney, Neha and Neil Vashi, Robert Toscano, Ruchira Gupta, S. Mona Sinha, Sanjay Henriques, Shirin Ebadi, and Sybil Robson-Orr
Apne Aap enrolls children of prostituted women in school, educates youth on college campuses against sexual violence, files cases against traffickers, helps prostituted and at-risk women gain ID cards and connect to government welfare, and advocates for better laws and policies. To learn more about our work: www.apneaap.org.