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Trust Women is committed to find 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 2015 annual conference brought together 550 global leaders from 50 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 Trust Women




2016 Agenda

08:00 - 09:00Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 10:00Welcome & Keynotes

  • Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Emma Bonino, Former Italian Foreign Minister
  • Tek Narayan Kunwar, District Court Judge, Nepal
  • Biram Dah Abeid, Lawyer, Human rights activist and President of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)
  • Lisa Kristine, Humanitarian Photographer

Plenary Sessions

10:00 - 11:45Stories of survival: child slavery

  • MODERATOR: Martina Vandenberg, Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
  • Longdy Chhap, Trainee counselor and survivor
  • Tindyebwa Agaba, Human rights activist
  • Sunita Danuwar, Executive Director, Shakti Samuha

11:45 - 12:15Break

12:15 - 13:30Cleaning the supply chains from forced labor

  • MODERATOR: Nick Grono, President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
  • Cyrus Vance, District Attorney, New York County
  • Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union
  • Andy Hall, International Affairs Advisor to the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN)
  • Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

13:30 - 14:30Lunch

14:30 - 16:00Migrants: Crisis or new normality?

  • MODERATOR: Sylvie Kauffmann, Editorial director, Le Monde
  • Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of MSF
  • Chaker Khazaal, Author and reporter
  • Princes Inyang Okokon, Human trafficking survivor and cultural mediator at PIAM Onlus Asti

16:00 - 16:30Break

16:30 - 17:30Trust Women Actions

  • MODERATOR: Femi Oke, International journalist and broadcaster
  • Tim Surgenor, Founding Director, DataMotivate

17:30 - 18:00Break

18:00 - 19:00Stop Slavery Award Ceremony

  • Anish Kapoor, Artist

19:00 - 20:30SOLD screening

  • Gillian Anderson, Award-winning actress
  • Jane Charles, Award-winning film producer
  • Jeffrey D. Brown, Director and Co-writer, SOLD
  • Tiffany Watts, Executive Director, Childreach International
Full Agenda


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

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

Feriha Peracha

Director, Sabaoon

Jennifer Kempton

Founder of Survivor’s Ink
All Speakers


Trust Women is committed to action. At the conference, delegates commit to find practical solutions to empower women and to fight slavery 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

Livia Firth

Creative Director, Eco Age

Sima Samar

Chairperson, AIHRC
All Advisory Board

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

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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* With thanks to Trixie and Stephen Brenninkmeijer *

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Zeina Najjar

Media Partnerships

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Annya Schneider

Speakers and Programme

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