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17-18 NOVEMBER 2015 - LONDON

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About Us

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 2014 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





Human trafficking and slavery

  • Cleaning the supply chain of slave labour
  • Using data to fight slavery
  • Powerful stories of survival

Women's empowerment

  • Keeping girls in school
  • How to reach the top: fostering women leaders

Special focus

  • Women under extremist rule, from ISIS to Boko Haram
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Trust Women brings together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change. Previous speakers have included:

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour

Edna Adan

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital

Cyrus R. Vance JR

District Attorney, New York County

Melanne Verveer

Former U.S.-Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Anish Kapoor


Alaa Murabit

Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women

Laura Bates

Founder, Everyday Sexism Project

Manal al-Sharif

Women’s rights activist

Mona Eltahawy

Women’s rights activist

Theresa May MP

UK Home Secretary

Muhammad Yunus

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

A financial working group to fight human trafficking

The Thomson Reuters Foundation and the office of the Manhattan District Attorney set up a working group bringing together the biggest financial institutions and law enforcement agencies in the United States to identify and report suspicious transactions linked to human trafficking.

$50 million to step-up the fight against slavery

Humanity United CEO Randy Newcomb announced a $50 million commitment by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam to support the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The commitment doubles an early donation made by the couple in support of the organization.

Shedding light on

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and TrustLaw launched a report to raise awareness of ‘sextortion’, a form of corruption in which sex, rather than money, is the currency of the bribe. The report will be used as part of a global awareness campaign.
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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

Nick Kristof

Journalist, Author, Pulitzer Prize winner

Christy Turlington-Burns

Founder, Every Mother Counts, Filmmaker, Author & Model

Livia Firth

Creative Director, Eco Age

Sima Samar

Chairperson, AIHRC
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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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Donna Oliver

Event Manager

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Annya Schneider

Speakers and Programme

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Monika Holc


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Lauren Ottulich

Scholarships and Media

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