Community Dialogue - June 18, Wausau, WI

Thank you Wausau Community, speakers and presenters for a successful dialogue on this important issue.

Speakers & Panelists
Captain Matt Barnes
Jane Graham Jennings
Christine Lidbury
Jan Miyasaki
Andrea Oyuela
Special Agent Jennifer Price
US Attorney John Vaudreuil


Did you hear? 
The Women's Community announced it has received 
2-3 year funding to hire a full-time human trafficking coordinator!  


Have you seen the Billboards?  

There are two billboards this month on Grand Avenue in Wausau near Kent Street. One faces southbound traffic, the other northbound traffic. The billboards, which will be up for 4 weeks, are estimated to be seen 60,000 times a week.



Central Wisconsin Shelter Focuses on Sex Trafficking, June 23, 2015, WPR

Billboards Raise Awareness for Human Trafficking Problem go up in Wausau,  June 23, 2015, WSAW

Wausau Shelter to Hire FT Employee to Assist Victims of Human Trafficking, June19, 2015, WSAW

Wausau Shelter to Tackle Sex Trafficking, June 18, 2015, Wausau Daily Herald

Human Trafficking Happens Here panel discussion, initiative announced, June 18, 2015, WIFC

Human Trafficking on agenda for police, prosecutors, advocates, June 18, 2015,WAOW


Human Trafficking: It's Happening in Wisconsin, June 17, 2015, WSAW



The Women's Council is Wisconsin's statutory commission on the status of women and girls.

With a broad mandate, the agency's program agenda is set by a 15-member Women's Council appointed by the Governor and Legislative Leaders. The 2015-2016 agenda is focused on:

Human Trafficking
the Council is undertaking this new priority work for 2015-2016

Governor Walker signing a bill requiring the WI  Dept. of Justice
to createand make available Human Trafficking Hotline posters.  

Women in Non-Traditional Occupations
& Women in Manufacturing
the Council is undertaking this new priority work for 2015-2016


Ongoing programs include

Women's Business Ownership
programs, resources and best practices 

Financial Literacy for Women
programs, resources and best practices 

Status of Women

For more information on the board, mission and history of the Council, see About Us.

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