Advisor on Anti-Trafficking Issues at Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE); Founder and former Executive Director of the Enslavement Prevention Alliance – West Africa in Ghana
An Honors graduate of Columbia University’s Masters Program in Human Rights and Economic Development, Tatiana Kotlyarenko has served as an Advisor on Anti-Trafficking Issues at OSCE since 2016. In addition to providing technical support to OSCE-participating states in their efforts to combat human trafficking, she is currently at work on an update of the “National Referral Mechanisms - Joining Efforts to Protect the Rights of Trafficked Persons: A Practical Handbook.” Ms. Kotlyarenko was featured in the CNN’s “Innocence for Sale” in Cambodia, a documentary film released in 2010.
“Growing up in New York City, I saw a high school friend fall victim to sex trafficking. Since then, I have seen the same replication of abuse and exploitation globally and I am determined to add my voice and my work to combating trafficking in human beings. Trafficking of women and girls directly impacts women and girls, but it is not solely their issue – it is a universal issue to be tackled by every individual."