An Indian-American women honoured at White House, For her exceptional contribution for fighting against human trafficking in Houston.
Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, honoured with the ‘Presidential Medal for fighting against Human Trafficking’. She honoured with this award in the White House last week at a ceremony also attended by President Donald Trump.
While receiving the award Minal Patel Davis said
“It was unbelievable, My parents came here from India. I was the first one in my family born in the United States, so to end up in the Mayor’s office a few years ago, and then to now end up in the White House, it was unbelievable,” .
Ms. Davis was appointed in July 2015, She has made a local impact on human trafficking in America’s fourth largest city from a policy-level perspective and by helped in advancing systems change.
At present she is working on Mayor Turner’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan, which is the first comprehensive municipal response to human trafficking by a US city.