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Amanda Nguyen

Honoree, 2019, 2019

2019 GLAB Honoree
United States of America

Focus Areas

Access to Justice
Gender-Based Violence

Amanda is the CEO and founder of Rise. She penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system after her own rape. The federal law was the 21st bill in modern US history to pass unanimously on the record and served as a model for 15 other laws protecting sexual violence survivors throughout the nation. Amanda has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30, by Foreign Policy as a Top 100 Leading Global Thinker, Marie Claire as a Young Woman of the Year, and The Tempest’s #1 Woman of Color Trailblazer. Previously, Amanda was appointed by President Barack Obama to the United States Department of State as his Deputy White House Liaison. In 2018, Amanda was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Amanda was selected as a 2019 Global Leadership Awards Honoree, and was a part of the Vital Voices: 100 Women Using their Power to Empower portrait series.

Learn more about her story with the film below.