Cynthia Bendlin

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Cynthia Bendlin in 2008 (fourth person from the left)

Cynthia Bendlin is a human rights activist from Paraguay. She works against human trafficking. In 2008, she received the International Women of Courage Award.[1]

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Bendlin is the head of the International Organization of Migration. The organization works to prevent of trafficking of women in the border area of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.[1] According to Bendlin, there are 6000 possible victims of trafficking in this area.[2] In 2006 and 2007, the organization had seminars to teach government leaders to fight trafficking.[3] The seminars were in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Foz do Iguasu, Brazil and Porto Iguasu, Argentina.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "International Women of Courage Award Ceremony: 2008".
  2. "US Secretary of State Award Honours Two IOM Staff Members". 11 March 2008.
  3. ABC Color. "Cynthia Bendlin es Mujer de coraje 2008 - Articulos" (in Spanish).
  4. Morse, Jane (10 March 2008). "Paraguayan Woman Fights Million-Dollar Trafficking Industry". Archived from the original on 14 November 2016 – via US Department of State.