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Trust Conference is committed to finding real solutions to empower women and to fight slavery worldwide. The annual event brings together global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers in the field of women’s rights and anti-slavery.

The 2016 annual conference brought together 700 global leaders from 60 countries including Brazil, Australia, China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland. The two-day event reached 65 million people worldwide through extensive media coverage and highly interactive social media engagement.

Experience 2016 Conference





Day 1

  • Learning from survivors – from powerful accounts of human struggle to firsthand insights into the unique challenges faced after the rescue. This session looks at the lessons that can be drawn from those who have been deprived of their freedom, suffering the ultimate human rights abuse.
  • The role of business in eradicating forced labour – hear from corporations and investors taking bold steps towards cleaning their supply chains of forced labour. Find out which measures have proved successful, and the most challenging tasks in supply chain management.
  • Stop Slavery Award Ceremony

Day 2

  • Re-assessing women’s rights – from the crackdown on reproductive rights in the USA to the rise of acid attacks against women across Europe, from child marriage to violence and intimidation against women; we look at why the advancement of women’s rights seems to have stalled.
  • Unsung heroes – hear from the men and women who dare to challenge society’s status-quo to build more tolerant and fair communities.
  • Cities – from transport to terrorism, from housing to healthcare to inclusion; we look at the challenges faced by some of world’s mega-cities as they become the ultimate centre of influence.

Previous Speakers

Trust Conference brings together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change. Previous speakers have included:
* 2017 Speakers to be announced soon

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Biram Dah Abeid

Anti-slavery activist

Femi Oke

Journalist, broadcaster and moderator.

Chaker Khazaal

Author and Reporter

Nadia Murad Basee Taha

Human Rights Activist

Darian McBain

Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union

Gillian Anderson

Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress

Joanne Liu

International President of MSF

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Tek Narayan Kunwar

District Court Judge, Nepal

Cherie Blair

Lawyer and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Jennifer Kempton

Founder of Survivor’s Ink
All Speakers


Trust Conference is committed to action. Participants strive to find practical solutions to fight slavery and solve human rights issues worldwide.

Support for Yazidi Women and Girls victimized by ISIS

Providing therapeutic support, medical services and income opportunities to Yazidi women and girls victimised by ISIS.

Career Academy for Survivors of Trafficking

Introducing an intensive “Career Academy” giving survivors of human trafficking comprehensive training, support, mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Empowering Women Through Mobile Reading

Worldreader is taking action with a commitment to reach 5 million women with life-changing digital books on their mobile phones by the end of 2018.
All Actions



Advisory Board

Mabel van Oranje

Initiator and Chair, Girls Not Brides

Cherie Blair

Lawyer & Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Queen Noor

Founder & Chair, the King Hussein Foundation

Cathy Russell

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

President, International, The New York Times Company

John Studzinski

CBE, Vice Chairman of Blackstone

Susan Gibson

IRC-UK Board Member

Sima Samar

Chairperson, AIHRC
All Advisory Board

You told me this conference was about action, and you were right. You pulled together something remarkable.

Michael Brosowski Founder & CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

I didn’t think it could get better than last year but somehow you managed to do so

Karen Friedman Agnifilo Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office


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Zeina Najjar

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Jenny Vereker

Media Enquiries

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Louise Johansson

Speakers and Programme

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