Play Video

Season 2, Ep. 6 – Rights4Girls: Dignity, Rights, and Safety


Yasmin Vafa, human rights attorney and co-founder and executive director of #Rights4Girls, offers an unflinching look at the policies that unjustly criminalize girls who’ve endured abuse. 

In 2015, #Rights4Girls and survivor activist T Ortiz Walker Pettigrew initiated the “No Such Thing” campaign, emphasizing that child victims of rape are not “child prostitutes.” This successful campaign has altered language and laws in several states to prevent the criminalization of exploited children.

The organization also creates key publications highlighting crucial issues affecting young women and girls, especially the marginalized. Their unique research reveals these often-overlooked experiences and suggests tailored solutions.

About Yasmin Vafa

Yasmin Vafa is the co-founder and Executive Director of Rights4Girls. An award-winning human rights attorney and advocate, Yasmin’s work focuses on the intersections of race, gender, violence, and the law. She is a nationally recognized expert on gendered violence who has successfully advocated for several laws at the federal and state levels, testified before the U.S. Senate, state legislatures, and international human rights bodies, and co-authored several reports exposing widespread the criminalization of girls who have survived violence.

To know more about Yasmin Vafa and #Rights4Girls, visit

Podcast →
Website →
Facebook →
Instagram →
TikTok →
Twitter →


#JoinThefight #Rights4Girls #StopChildSexTrafficking #MarisolNichols #MarisolNicholsPodcast #AskMarisol #Season2 #ChildProtection #ProtectGirls #ProtectTheChildren #ProtectWomen #Legislation #Policies

Share podcast