Tina Frundt - United States
Tina Frundt, founder and executive director of Courtney's House is a leading figure in the crusade to help children sexually exploited for commercial purposes. Ms. Frundt herself a survivor of domestic sex trafficking; now dedicates her life to helping women and children heal from domestic sex trafficking and commercial sex exploitation.
After realizing there was no specialized housing available for sex trafficked children in Washington, D.C., Ms. Frundt founded Courtney's House in August 2008. Since its inception, Courtney's House and Ms. Frundt have helped over 500 victims escape from being trafficked. She also trains law enforcement and other non-profit groups to rescue and provide resources to victims, and she is a member of the Washington, D.C. Anti-Trafficking Task Force.
Ms. Frundt has been featured on numerous national television shows and publications, including The Oprah Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN and Redbook Magazine. In 2010, she was awarded the Frederick Douglass Award. The award is given to an individual who has survived slavery and is using their life in freedom to help others. She has also testified before U.S. Congress about her own experiences and the need for greater protection and services for trafficked persons.