Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
Taina Bien-Aimé is the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW). CATW is one of the oldest international non-profit organizations dedicated to ending trafficking in women and girls and related forms of commercial sexual exploitation as practices of gender-based violence. Taina has over two decades of experience defending the rights of women and girls at the national and global levels. Prior to her position with CATW, Taina was the Executive Director of the Women's City Club of New York (WCC), a multi-issue advocacy organization that helps shape public policy in New York. She was a founding Board member of Equality Now, an international human rights organization founded in 1992 that works for the protection of the rights of women and girls and later served as Equality Now's Executive Director (2000-2011). She was Director of Business Affairs/Film Acquisitions at Home Box Office (1996-2000) and practiced international corporate law at the Wall St. law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (1992-1996). Taina holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law and a Licence in Political Science from the University of Geneva/Graduate School of International Studies in Switzerland.