Former CPS Researcher Sebhelyi Named TIP Report Hero

July 4, 2017

Each year, the U.S. Department of State honors individuals around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. This year, Hungarian sociologist, human rights activist and former CEU researcher Viktoria Sebhelyi was named one of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes, receiving the Hero Acting to End Modern Slavery Award.

Sebhelyi, whose groundbreaking research has been instrumental in increasing awareness and understanding of human trafficking among policymakers and NGO service providers in Hungary, worked as a researcher and legal analyst between 2013 and 2015 at CEU’s Center for Policy Studies. She wrote a report for the research project CONFRONT on the prevalence and characteristics of child sex trafficking in Hungary—the first of its kind.

CONFRONT was led by CEU CPS Research Fellow Zsuzsanna Vidra. A bilingual CPS e-book (Hungarian and English) was published as a result of this research. 

For more information on Sebhelyi's award, see https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/271116.htm