Alisa Bernard

Director of Public Policy + Advocacy

Alisa provides leadership that helps Thistle Farms and its network partners to identify and engage in legislative and grassroots efforts to increase supports for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and holding accountable the systems and individuals which perpetuate the sex trade. Alisa's work includes liaising with Thistle Farms National Network partners, engaging directly with legislative officials on specific policy issues, and overseeing grassroots campaigns to make the world a better place for survivors.

Areas of Expertise

Policy Models

  • International Approaches
  • Reparative Justice Based Structures
  • Coordinated Community Approaches

Survivor Leadership

  • Coalition Organizing
  • Policy Strategy Setting
  • Prostitution as Gender Based Violence
  • Collaborative Community Approaches
  • Demand Reduction
  • Objectification of Women in Media

Speaking Topics

  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Gender Based Violence x Prostitution
  • Collaborative Community Approaches
  • Demand Reduction
  • Work Gender Socialization
  • Objectification of Women in Media

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