Aileen Lu, Ms. Attractive China International
Outgoing and inspirational, Aileen Lu is not only beautiful, but also scholarly. She holds credentials in Business Management, Engineering, Linguistics and is an international business consultant. Originally from Shanghai, Aileen Lu is beauty personified and she brings out the best of the western culture while maintaining valuable Chinese traditions.
She is a community leader and advocate for education on domestic abuse, human trafficking and sexual assault. She works with non-profit organizations and law enforcement, orchestrating innovative ways to reach out to the community at the federal, state and local levels, utilizing her business skills to help raise funds and educate people about domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault prevention.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Houston is the largest hubs for human trafficking in the nation. Over 80 percent of those trafficked are female and half are children.
A 2000 study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that only 28% of victims report their sexual assault to the police. Victims of rape and attempted rape who did not report to the police did not report for a number of reasons. 43% of victims did not report because they thought that nothing could be done, 27% thought it was a private matter, 12% were afraid of the police response, and 12% felt it was not important enough to report.
In Asian culture, women do not dare to speak up. At most boards and organizations, there is no Asian voice who understands the culture. Lu’s passion is to be the voice to unite community partners as an on-going effort to assist families from all backgrounds who are victims and to end crime, by empowering survivors, advocating for the safety and self-sufficiency of victims, promoting accountability for criminals and fostering a community response.
In 2016, Ms. Lu was awarded Ms. Attractive China International. This provided her a platform for bringing attention to growing epidemic of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. Lu has spoken at various events, programs, television shows, functions and was featured in multiple newspapers and magazines with a large social media followers base, by empowering survivors, advocating for the safety and self-sufficiency of victims, promoting accountability for criminals and fostering a community response.
In 2017 Ms. Lu participated in the International Cheongsam Queen Pageant where she was awarded as International Cheongsam Queen Ambassador for human rights.
Since the beginning of her work, she has been recognized by the Congress and City of Houston. Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, has proclaimed October 1st, 2017 as Aileen Lu Day for her great contribution to the community.
Lu is moving forward by building her new foundation, dedicated to helping victims, survivors, and families of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault starting locally and eventually go worldwide.
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