Jenny Stanger

Anti-Slavery Specialist


As a co-founder and staff person at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) in Los Angeles, Jenny has worked as a case manager and advocate for survivors of human trafficking and slavery since 1998. She is a founding member of Freedom Network USA, a national advocacy network and directed the Freedom Network Institute on Human Trafficking, a nationwide training and technical assistance program delivered in 23 American cities. Jenny established a model anti-trafficking task force in the United States in 1999 and the US Department of Justice has funded 43 task forces across the United States.

Jenny relocated to Australia in 2005 and co-founded the Anti-Slavery Project in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. In 2007, Jenny became the Supervisor of Australia and the only refuge for women who have experienced human trafficking, slavery including early and forced marriage, a program of The Salvation Army. In 2014, through a gift from Andrew and Nicola Forrest, Jenny became the National Manager of The Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership - to End Modern Slavery which addresses slavery in Australia through survivor services and empowerment, research and policy reform, community organising and private sector engagement.

In 2015 Jenny brought together 18 heads of faith to combat modern slavery as the Australian Freedom Network. Jenny has advocated for an Australian Modern Slavery Act, historic legislation that is likely to be enacted in 2018. Jenny has consulted for the US State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, United Nations and others in Myanmar, the United Kingdom, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Malaysia and Mexico.


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