Bella Hounakey is a Human Trafficking Survivor Advocate dedicated to supporting victims as they navigate life after victimization. As a member of the President’s U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, Ms. Hounakey contributed to the landmark Executive Order on Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation and leads trafficking education and victim advocacy initiatives. She is currently employed at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) serving children at risk of exploitation. Bella provides consulting services and technical assistance to NGO; domestic and foreign governments to achieve the goals of the TVPA. Ms. Hounakey received her Bachelor’s and Masters degree from Western Michigan University.
Bella is an engaging speaker with a blend of compelling and persuasive storytelling that effectively conveys her experiences and inspires her audiences. “I am not just healing myself by finding social justice; I am freeing other people.” — Bella Hounakey
Ask Bella to help your organization accomplish its goals. Her experience leading diverse teams to accomplish difficult tasks can provide valuable insights for businesses, non-profits, and individuals to help them achieve their mission.
All of Bella’s organizational topics are related to combating Human Trafficking and becoming more aware of the global crisis at hand. Whether it’s for a speaking engagement or consulting, Bella is here to educate and inspire to empower.
Advocate of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives
A VOICE FOR VICTIMS
Full subcommittee hearing on the “Implementation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act” which included testimony from Human Trafficking survivor, Bella Hounakey. (May 12, 2023)
Human Trafficking survivor, Bella Hounakey delivers a great speech at the White House Summit on Human Trafficking. (January 31, 2020)
Helping Educate the Public
EMPATHY. EFFORT. COMMITMENT.
The Government agencies Bella has contributed to and worked with in combating the fight against human trafficking.