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John Whan Yoon

Regional Program Manager, End Trafficking in Persons (ETIP) Program at World Vision East Asia Regional Office (EASO), Laos
John Whan Yoon

John Whan Yoon joined World Vision in 2001, and began work as the Thai-Myanmar border trafficking prevention project coordinator. Then, from 2005 to 2011, he worked as the regional manager for World Vision's first multi-country anti-trafficking project, the Mekong Delta Regional Trafficking Strategy (MDRTS) Project.With the conclusion of the MDRTS project, he has assumed the role of regional program manager for World Vision's new 5-year anti-trafficking program called the End Trafficking in Persons (ETIP) Program.

Through these projects, he has worked to promote community-based prevention efforts in source communities, develop peer education approaches to building life skills and self-protection skills for children and youth, provide protection services to victims of trafficking especially when they have returned to life in society, and contribute to improving government policies to combat trafficking in persons.