As a single mom, with limited resources, Lucy O’Bryan took her young children to refugee camps and conflict zones to learn first hand about Human Rights issues. Standing in the middle of a refugee camp during the Kosovo war, with her eleven year old son by her side, she vowed to do whatever it took to become a voice for all victims of human rights violations. What she learned on this amazing journey, spanning 18 years and over 75 countries, is the impact and transformative effect of putting proactive, intentional love at the forefront of all humanitarian work. Lucy O’Bryan is a communications expert specializing in international human rights and economic empowerment issues, with a special emphasis on human trafficking and modern day slavery. In this role, she has worked with a wide range of institutions and organizations, including
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Cocoa Foundation, and Heifer International. In Cameroon, while working on a school feeding program she urged the Ministry of Education to combat forced child marriage, and in Laos she helped create a human trafficking protection curriculum. In addition, she is an accomplished humanitarian photographer and has worked on every continent using photography to support human rights and economic development efforts. She firmly believes in the power of proactive love and challenges us to put that love into action to heal the world and bring freedom to the oppressed.