Lauran is a global consultant for human trafficking. Her main goal is to encourage new grassroots projects addressing the exploitation and abuse of women and children, many of whom are victims of trafficking. Based in the Netherlands, she travels extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to teach, train and consult.
In 2004, Lauran directed the first International Christian Alliance on Prostitution (ICAP) Global Conference, bringing together the leaders of faith-based organizations from all over the world who are dedicated to meeting victims of prostitution and human trafficking with healing in Jesus’ name. Global and regional ICAP conferences continue to meet regularly, offering networking for transformation and hope.
Lauran serves on the Anti-Trafficking Committee of the European Baptist Federation and on the boards of Make Way Partners and Justice and Care. She has collaborated with governmental agencies, non-government organizations and a spectrum of faith-based groups. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate committees as they drafted and revised U.S. anti-trafficking legislation.
In 2005, Lauran was honored with the Human Rights Award of the Baptist World Alliance, and in 2009 she was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Palmer Seminary for her “longstanding and focused ministry of justice and compassion.”
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