Danish NGO ‘HopeNow’ Awarded, In Association with DIS Faculty Member

When not teaching at DIS, Full-Time Faculty Member, Anne Brandt Christensen, sits as the Board Chairman for HopeNow, a Danish NGO that works to prevent trafficking of men and women to Denmark.

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HopeNow has just received the European Crime Prevention Award and €10,000 (75,000 kr.) at this year’s Best Practice Conference in Rome. Given by the EU’s Criminal Preventative Network and selected among projects from 21 European countries, HopeNow was honored for being a well-structured, innovative, inspirational, and all-around good example of an organization built upon strong methods for support and prevention.

Anne Brandt Christensen spoke about the award to Det Kriminal Præventive Råd (the Danish Crime Prevention Council), noting that “it was a fantastic recognition of the daily work achieved at HopeNow, with volunteer workers as the basis and foundation of the organization.”

Anne Brandt is the faculty representative on the DIS Board of Directors and teaches the core course Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe, as well as Gender Perspectives on Human Rights during the semester at DIS. She teaches two summer courses as well – Corporate Social Responsibility: Business or Ethics? and Human Trafficking in a Global Context.

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