Donna M. Hughes
Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, University of Rhode Island
Donna M. Hughes is a leading international researcher on human trafficking. She has completed research on the trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, and Korea. She does research and writing on women’s rights. Her topic areas include: violence, slavery, sexual exploitation, Islamic fundamentalism, and women’s organized resistance to violence and exploitation. She has also worked on issues related to women, science and technology.
She is frequently consulted by governments and non-governmental organizations on policy related to women’s human rights, particularly on trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation. She has testified before the U.S. House International Relations Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Moscow Duma, and the Czech Parliament.