Cynthia Bendlin

Cynthia Bendlin is a human rights activist from Paraguay. She works against human trafficking. In 2008, she received the International Women of Courage Award.[1]

Cynthia Bendlin in 2008 (fourth person from the left)


Bendlin is the head of the International Organization of Migration. The organization works to prevent of trafficking of women in the border area of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.[1] According to Bendlin, there are 6000 possible victims of trafficking in this area.[2] In 2006 and 2007, the organization had seminars to teach government leaders to fight trafficking.[3] The seminars were in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Foz do Iguasu, Brazil and Porto Iguasu, Argentina.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "International Women of Courage Award Ceremony: 2008".
  2. "US Secretary of State Award Honours Two IOM Staff Members". 11 March 2008.
  3. ABC Color. "Cynthia Bendlin es Mujer de coraje 2008 - Articulos" (in Spanish).
  4. Morse, Jane (10 March 2008). "Paraguayan Woman Fights Million-Dollar Trafficking Industry". Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016 – via US Department of State.