Robyn Bronson Boring, Founder 804-516-7136

Our Mission

Emancipation Path exists to combat and prevent human trafficking and exploitation through education, awareness, and advocacy, and to provide resources for those who have been removed from these situations.

There is no easy “fix” for the enormous, and growing, problem of human trafficking today. Each one of us must provide awareness and support, wherever we are!

We were founded in 2016 as Emancipation Purse, dedicated to providing tangible resources for women who left, or were rescued from, dire circumstances, often with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Providing basic hygienic supplies in order to ease this transition is still a significant portion of our work, but our vision rapidly expanded to providing awareness and prevention education locally, as well as combatting trafficking and exploitation globally through support and economic development.

There are definite plans for expansion in the future, particularly in the areas of providing long-term support and resources locally, nation-wide, and in countries around the world.

If your agency or program combats human trafficking and/or exploitation in any way, and you would like to have it listed on our website, please contact us, and we will do so as soon as it is verified!

Isaiah 58: 6-7 (NLT)
“…This is the kind of fasting I want:
Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
lighten the burden of those who work for you.
Let the oppressed go free,
and remove the chains that bind people.
Share your food with the hungry,
and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.”

Robyn and Ahnika are a mother/daughter team.

Robyn became aware of the enormity of the problem of human trafficking and exploitation while working as a youth and children’s ministry director. She returned to college with the goal of combatting human trafficking and exploitation through education, advocacy, and law. Emancipation Path was officially founded in 2016.

Education / Training:

  • Bachelor of Science: Government – Prelaw Concentration / Minor in Criminal Justice
  • Master Certificate in Public Policy
  • Master of Education – In Progress
  • Virginia Forum on Human Trafficking, Williamsburg, VA 2015
  • Buechner Writer’s Workshop, Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ 2016
  • National Center on Sexual Exploitation – CESE Summit, Houston, TX 2016
  • Complex Trauma: Advanced Clinical Training, SERVE Model, Vienna, VA 2017
  • Freedom Commons Advocacy Summit, Washington DC 2017

Ahnika is a high school senior, and an Emancipation Path Youth Advocate. She presents the student portion of each seminar that she is able to attend, and plans to continue prevention education, awareness, and advocacy as she begins her college career in 2018.