Sophie Otiende

Regional Operations Manager– Africa

Sophie Otiende defines herself as a feminist, teacher, and survivor advocate for survivors of trafficking. Her work has mainly focused on developing systems and processes for grassroots organizations. For the past seven years she has focused on creating ethical standards for protection of victims of trafficking, developing systems for organizations, training, and development of curriculum on both protection and awareness of human trafficking. Her advocacy on standards of care and survivor engagement has made her a standout international speaker. She is passionate about ethical engagement of survivors of trafficking in the movement and ethical storytelling. Sophie is a 2015 Vital Voices Fellow and the recipient of the US Trafficking in Persons Report Hero 2020. She currently works as the Regional Operations Manager – Africa for Liberty Shared. For more information check: