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Racha Haffar

2017 Fellow

Founder & President, Not4trade


Racha Haffar is the Founder and President of Not 4 Trade, the first anti-human trafficking NGO in Tunisia. She is also a Fulbright Alumna at the University of Kentucky, a journalist, and a women’s rights activist who is extremely passionate about fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery.

During her stay in the U.S., Racha was involved with the United Nations Association (UNA), where she became the vice-president of the Bluegrass chapter in Kentucky and the chair of the anti-human trafficking committee. She was able to present her research on “The Developments of Trafficking in Women in Post-Revolution Tunisia” to engage the public in the fight against trafficking. She was honored as a recipient of the Women’s Rights Award from the UNA and the Leadership Award from the University of Kentucky. She also gave a TEDx talk on the importance of facing fears under the title, “The Art of Befriending your Fears.” Ms. Haffar earned master’s degrees in International Relations and International Development and Cooperation from the Universities of Tunis and Palermo.