Megan Tackney

Pathways to Freedom Program Manager, Humanity United

Megan is Program Manager for Humanity United, overseeing the Partnership for Freedom, a public-private partnership dedicated to promoting innovative solutions to end human trafficking in the United States and around the world. She is currently leading its final Challenge, Pathways to Freedom, which works with U.S. cities to advance a more comprehensive response to labouur and sexual exploitation. Megan joined Humanity United after serving as a political appointee in the Obama Administration at the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. She acted as Special Advisor to the Acting Assistant Secretary where she provided policy and programmatic support for a diverse set of large-scale federal human services programs, including those addressing trafficking, domestic violence, homelessness, refugees, migrant unaccompanied children at the border, child welfare, early childhood education, and teen pregnancy. Prior to her time in the Obama Administration, she spent six years with the National Women’s Law Center leading advocacy campaigns on gender equity and served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during graduate school. Her work has been featured and published in Vanity Fair Magazine, The Center for Advanced Studies for Child Welfare, MinnPost, WBEZ Chicago, Governing Magazine, Cities Today and Re-Wire News. Megan holds a master of public administration degree in human rights from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University.

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Can New US Law Help Increase Financial Recovery and Reintegration of Survivors of Human Trafficking?

Professor Barry Koch, Dr Leona Vaughn, Sarah Byrne
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Gendered Understandings of Forced Sexual Exploitation

Ellie Newman-Granger
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Forced Labour Import Bans: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?

Owain Johnstone
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Gendered Understandings of Forced Sexual Exploitation

Ellie Newman-Granger
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Domestic Slave Labour in Brazil

Maurício Krepsky Fagundes
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Indigenous Peoples and the Anti-Trafficking Sector’s Blind Spot

Miriam Karmali, Krysta Bisnauth
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