Christa Stewart

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Christa Stewart joined Equality Now in August 2015 as Program Manager of the Sexual Violence and Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund (AGLDF) based out of the Americas office. Ms. Stewart is a lawyer, experienced in working with adolescent girls and on issues of human trafficking, sexual assault and immigration. Prior to joining Equality Now, she worked for the New York State Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (OTDA) where she helped to implement New York States’ human trafficking law, managed intergovernmental taskforces and developed community outreach partnerships. Prior to OTDA, she served as Director of Legal Services at The Door, a youth development agency. In this position, she led a team of nine that handled civil legal cases for youth aged 12 to 21 and managed an outreach program for trafficked and vulnerable youth. Ms. Stewart has lectured at numerous universities and educational institutions on immigration, women and human rights issues. Her articles have appeared in the Women’s Law Journal and the International Legal Practitioner, and she contributed chapters to the Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking and the International Adoptions Source Book. She has served on the Board of Trustees of WomenRising, a domestic violence organization in New Jersey, the Board of Queens Legal Services and is currently on the Board of the Global Workers Justice Alliance.  Ms. Stewart holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a BA from Binghamton University.