Sharlena Powell

Housing Justice Campaign Chairperson, Voices of Women

Sharlena Powell analyzes the intersections between human trafficking, domestic violence, and the power and control dynamic. She is committed to combating the issues survivors face when escaping abuse and working to prevent re-victimization. Sharlena works at Voices of Women as the Housing Justice Campaign Chairperson. She attended the Mentari Culinary Arts programme and has since been contracted as a Culinary Educator with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also works with the Department of Youth and Community Development in providing chef and etiquette instruction to juvenile youth as a vocational extracurricular course.

Sharlena also owns and operates Lena Mae’s Gourmet, named after her grandmother, Lonnie Mae. Sharlena sees food as a vehicle for breaking barriers and exploring our imaginations and was a finalist for the 2017 American Entrepreneurship Award.  

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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Report on Research Findings and Recommendations on Child Labour, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains Released Today

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Symposium: Tomorrow’s Slavery, Today | A Response

Urmila Bhoola
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

New Collaboration in the Global Effort to Fight Modern Slavery

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, The Rights Lab
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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Report on Research Findings and Recommendations on Child Labour, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains Released Today

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Survivor and Victim Support

Symposium: Addressing Modern Slavery’s Root Causes

Jess Torres, Nat Paul
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

A Tool for Health Professionals to Gather Data on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

Jordan Greenbaum
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