iStand 2019: Hope On the Horizon has ended
Join fellow parents and friends of internationally-abducted children in Washington DC, May 22-24 for iStand 2019: Hope on the Horizon!

The schedule is in development, and we’ll be announcing speakers soon.

Check out past conferences schedules for 2016,  2017 and 2018 and get ready for an expanded and more powerful gathering in May!

Register today!
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Allison Hollabaugh Parker

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
Allison Hollabaugh Parker joined the Helsinki Commission in January 2012 as Counsel. Her portfolio includes human trafficking, women's issues, international parental child abduction law and policy, and combating sexual exploitation of children.

Allison serves as Legal Counsel to Representative Chris Smith and as Policy Analyst in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, Allison has advocated for human rights in both bilateral and multilateral settings, particularly within the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organization of American States, and the United Nations. She has also developed law and policy on U.S. domestic concerns, having assisted with drafting legislation on a variety of issues, including human trafficking, parental child abduction, and religious freedom.
Allison began working in human rights in 2001 at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, where she pursued the prioritization of religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy as well as highlighted egregious religious freedom abuses occurring abroad.

Allison earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Westmont College (2000) and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame (2006). She is a member of the Virginia Bar.