Fighting Human Trafficking Through Rethreaded…A Success Story (2017)

Zonta International, from the global perspective to the continuing impact on the lives and livelihood of women at the local level, continues to work to erase human trafficking of women in local communities across the world.

This year at the 2017 WOY Award Luncheon featured speakers were Jamie Rosseland and Healey Wright from Rethreaded,, a nonprofit from Jacksonville FL, whose focus is to provide viable and creative employment to domestic survivors of human trafficking. Rosseland, assistant marketing manager of Rethreaded, shared her experiences and unique perspective on human trafficking in Jacksonville. Wright, who joined the organization as a volunteer in 2015, is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of Rethreaded. Their mission is to change the cultural view of the sex industry, as well as help each person learn their worth in society.

The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs – Estero supports the continuing efforts of Rethreaded as well as other worthwhile programs and advocacy in the Southwest Florida area. Plans are to continue working with local as well as national and international groups and sister Zonta Clubs to not only educate women, but assist them in finding viable education and assistance to improve their lives.