Middle East and North Africa Regional Forum – 2021

Anti-slavery movement leaders virtually convened via Zoom for two days at the fourth regional Freedom from Slavery Forum – MENA to discuss issues most pertinent to the continent and set priorities for the next year around the theme of “Resilience and Resistance to Modern Slavery: Key Priorities for MENA.”

The virtual Forum was an opportunity to increase participation, interaction, networking, learning, and sharing with an emphasis on regional priorities, ensuring that MENA grassroots ideas and voices are instrumental in and foundational to the movement as a whole. It ensured that MENA organizations will have greater access to the global 3movement and more opportunities to share their experiences and discuss solutions. The Forum highlighted experts and organizations from the continent as panelists and presenters while showcasing research and programming occurring in the region.

Each day centered on a different theme: 

  • Day One: Exploring vulnerabilities to modern slavery
  • Day Two: Ending the cycle of exploitation and strengthening the modern slavery movement through innovation