By AFRO Staff

WEModel USA, a women-led fashion agency dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking, recently held their 2023 Fashion Gala. As human trafficking is the second highest ranking international crime, the organization raises awareness on a global scale.

The founder, Patricia Watts, helps source models from across the nation to be in international campaigns in countries including Dubai, Italy and Paris. The WEModelUSA 2023 Gala and Charity Event was hosted on July 29 at MGM National Harbor aiming to “Connect2Protect.” Throughout the upscale fashion event, resources were provided to those at risk of human trafficking. A victim to victim panel was held and attendees were able to begin building a global trusted network through the foreign embassies, international civil service leaders and the fashion/beauty industry representatives present.