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Day 1

  • Welcome & Keynotes Monique Villa, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation Kevin Bales, Co-founder, Free the Slaves - USA Chen Guangcheng, Civil Rights Activist - China
  • Learning from survivorsFrom 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.
    MODERATOR: Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner - UK Ajeet Singh, Founder & Director, Guria - India Jihyun Park, North Korean defector and Human Rights Activist - North Korea Jessica Graham, Survivor Liaison and Victim Services Director - USA Sarah, Survivor and Volunteer at The Snowdrop Project – UK
  • The role of business in eradicating forced labourHear 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.
    Bobby Banerjee, Professor of Management and Director of the Executive PhD Program at Cass Business School, City University of London - UK Jan Saumweber, Senior Vice President, Responsible Sourcing Walmart - USA
  • Actions Tom Ogletree, Director of Social Impact at General Assembly - USA Mary Fischer, Executive Director, Survivor’s Ink - USA
  • Stop Slavery Award Ceremony

Day 2

  • Welcome & Keynotes Monique Villa, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation Emma Bonino, Former Italian Foreign Minister - Italy Nazir Afzal, Former Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners for England & Wales - UK Brendan Cox, International Campaigner and Activist - UK
  • Re-assessing women’s rightsFrom 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.
    Mónica Roa, Independent Consultant - Colombia Fraidy Reiss, Founder at Unchained at Last - Colombia
  • Breaking TaboosHear from the men and women who dare to challenge society’s status-quo to build more tolerant and fair communities.
    Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan, Lawyer and Peace Ambassador - Kenya Raha Moharrak, Mountaineer - Saudi Arabia Maryam Al-Khawaja, Human Rights Defender - Bahrain
  • CitiesFrom 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.
    Eman Martin-Vignerte, Director at Robert-Bosch Ltd – UK Anab Jain, Co-Founder and Director, Superflux – UK
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