Mariana Petersel -- President of Association Generatie Tanara Romania and Director of Not For Sale Romania
Mariana Petersel has been working at the forefront of the anti-trafficking movement in Eastern Europe since the early 1995s, when she pioneered individualized service provision to trafficking victims. Petersel fashioned a system which goes beyond provision of immediate aftercare services to include counseling, shelter, healthcare, legal services, life-skills training, education and employment. As International Social Services representative for Romania, all Eastern European trafficking victims found anywhere in the world are referred to Petersel for repatriation. Since 2008 Mariana Petersel also leads her team as the Implementing Partner of UNHCR for the Emergency Transit Center in Romania for evacuated refugees.