Anti-trafficker attracts power brokers

Updated 1603 GMT (0003 HKT) May 9, 2013
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Cecilia Flores-Oebanda is presented with The World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child by Sweden's Queen Silvia on April 28, 2011. courtesy Sofia Marcetic/Visayan Forum
Manny Pacquaio, with Oebanda, meets girls rescued from human traffickers. The girls shared their stories with Pacquaio, who also spoke at congress in support of an anti-trafficking law. courtesy Visayan Forum
Oebanda with President Jimmy Carter at the 2008 Skoll World Forum where she recieved the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship courtesy Visayan Forum
Oebanda meets with Desmond Tutu in 2008 while both were speaking at the Global Philanthropy Forum. courtesy Visayan Forum
Oebanda receives the 2005 Anti-Slavery Award at Chatham House in London on November 29, 2005. The award was presented by Lord Bill Brett, director of the International Labour Organization. MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images
Oebanda speaks before the Philippine Senate during deliberations about the Magna Carta on Domestic Workers in 2002. The legislation was designed to improve conditions for domestic workers in the country. courtesy Visayan Forum
Oebanda attends the first Southeast Asian Consultation, meeting to draft legislation on domestic workers in 2005. The meeting was organized by the Visayan Forum. courtesy Visayan Forum
Oebanda is seen in the late 1990's working in poor communities of Manila with the Child Watch Network. courtesy Visayan Forum
Oebanda's first day outside prison, with her children on February 26, 1986. She was captured while fighting for rebel forces against the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos.