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Trust Conference is an annual human rights forum committed to finding real solutions to fight slavery, empower women, and advance human rights worldwide. The annual event convenes 600 delegates from the worlds of activism, civil society, law, government and business in the heart of London for two full days of inspiration, networking, and action.

2018 Agenda

Day 1: Fighting Modern Slavery

  • Keynotes Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and other inspiring speakers
  • Panel: Orphanages as Trafficking Hubs First-hand accounts from survivors of modern slavery. Keynote: Kate van Doore, International Child Rights Lawyer & Academic at Griffith Law School Sophie Otiende, Programme Consultant, Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART Kenya) Zafina Yonjan, Student & Trafficking Survivor
  • Innovations to Tackle Forced LabourHear from corporations and investors taking bold steps towards cleaning their supply chains of forced labour.  Yvan Sagnet, Forced labour survivor
  • Actions Leading to Solutions: Banks Alliances Around the World Asif Saleh, Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment for BRAC and BRAC International Cyrus Vance Jr, Manhattan District Attorney Jennifer Calvery, Global Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC
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  • Stop Slavery Award & inaugural Hero Award Ceremony Anish Kapoor, Artist
  • Evening event | Ferite a MorteWell-known personalities read a series of powerful letters based on real stories of women who lost their lives at the hands of a husband, a partner, a lover or an "ex”. Featuring: HRH Queen Noor of Jordan Gillian Anderson, Actress (TBC) Molly Gochman, Artist Inna Shevchenko, leader of international women's movement FEMEN Jemima Goldsmith, Producer, journalist and campaigner (TBC) Emma Bonino, Former Italian Foreign Minister Emi Mahmoud, 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion & UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cathy Russell, Former US Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues

Day 2: Defending Human Rights

  • Keynotes Andrew Zolli, VP, Global Impact Initiatives, Planet
  • Panel: Migration and Modern Slavery Explore the link between the world’s growing migration crisis and slavery. Emma Bonino, Former Italian Foreign Minister Senior UNHCR representative Farisa Sajida Kabir, Barrister and Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh & Programme Head, Human Rights and Legal Aid Services, BRAC
  • Panel: Violence Against Women From domestic abuse to gender-biased sex selection and sexual harassment, learn more about the enduring issue of violence against women and ways of combatting it. Inna Shevchenko, leader of international women's movement FEMEN Rana Ayyub, Indian Journalist and Author
  • Panel: Land, Water & Property RightsLearn about the correlation between lack of land and property rights and poverty, with a particular focus on women, who own only 20% of the world’s land.  Moderator: Peter Rabley, Venture Partner at Omidyar Network Jeff Hebert, Vice President for Adaptation and Resilience at the Water Institute & Former Deputy Mayor of the City of New Orleans   Anne Girardin, Surveyor CADASTA  

2018 Speakers

Trust Conference brings together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change.

Andrew Zolli

VP, Global Impact Initiatives, Planet

Anne Girardin

Programs Specialist, Cadasta

Asif Saleh

Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment, BRAC and BRAC International

Emi Mahmoud

Poet & Activist

Emma Bonino

Former Italian Foreign Minister

Her Majesty Queen Noor

Chair of the Noor Al Hussein and King Hussein Foundations

Inna Shevchenko

Human Rights Activist & Leader of the International Women's Movement FEMEN

Jeff Hebert

Vice President for Adaptation and Resilience, Water Institute

Jennifer Calvery

GGM and Global Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC

Kate van Doore

International Child Rights Lawyer & Academic at Griffith Law School

Molly Gochman

Artist & Activist

Peter Rabley

Director, Investments, Omidyar Network
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Advisory Board

Paul Rawlinson

Global Chair of Baker McKenzie

Cherie Blair

Lawyer & Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Queen Noor

Founder & Chair, the King Hussein Foundation

Cathy Russell

Former 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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