The 2019 Freedom From Slavery Forum was funded by generous grants from The Elkes Foundation, United Way Worldwide and United States Department of Labor support of Alliance 8.7.
Willy Buloso, ECPAT International | Kenya
Davina Durgana, Minderoo Foundation Walk Free Initiative | Australia
Purva Gupta, Global March Against Child Labour | India
Mara Vanderslice Kelly, United Way Worldwide | United States of America
Marina Sala, Fundación para la Democracia Internacional | Argentina
Dan Vexler and Daniel Melese | Freedom Fund | United Kingdom & Ethiopia
Bukeni Waruzi, Free the Slaves | United States of America
“There is a wealth of information to be had on the sector, and groups are doing outstanding work to end slavery and trafficking worldwide. It takes events like this forum for the sector to grow and strengthen.”
“It is wonderful to see the increasing collaborations, maturity and sophistication of the movement. This forum shows all that.”
“Really great prep work going into it and very solid proceedings at the event. Good meetings don’t happen magically — this was very well guided.”
“The opportunity to meet colleagues working in trafficking and the anti-slavery movement was the most valuable aspect of the forum for me.”
“There’s something to be said for connecting with colleagues and hearing about their work in person versus over email or over the phone.”
“Thank you for making us all part of an amazing family! That’s what it feels like to me!”
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Information about civil society views for the future of the anti-slavery movement, steps that civil society organizations say are needed to strengthen anti-trafficking work, including the cost of liberating millions of enslaved people, and the impact COVID-19 is having on organizations and the communities we serve.
Willy Buloso | ECPAT International
Daniel Elkes | The Elkes Foundation
Marcia Eugenio | U.S. Department of Labor
Terry FitzPatrick | Free the Slaves
Jasmine O’Connor | Anti-Slavery International
Bukeni Waruzi | Free the Slaves
Recorded: May 28, 2020