Trust Women is more than just a Conference. It is an influential international gathering with one main goal: action.
Unlike many other events focused on women’s rights, Trust Women forges strategic commitments to empower women to know and defend their rights.
Drawing on the global reach and reputation of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the International Herald Tribune, Trust Women drives innovation and strategic partnerships by connecting those working to promote women’s rights with the legal expertise and the financial, technological and educational resources they need to achieve results.
In 2012 the first Trust Women Conference gathered over 350 delegates from all over the world to tackle issues such as human trafficking, slavery, child and forced marriage, FGM (female genital mutilation) and understand better the impact of the Arab Spring on women. Two Nobel laureates, Aung San Suu Kyi and Shirin Ebadi, opened the two-day event. Speakers included Queen Noor of Jordan, Oscar winning Sharmeen Obaid from Pakistan, and Sima Samar from Afghanistan.
Remaining true to our motto – ‘taking action’ – this year we will review our previous commitments on key issues: human trafficking, when culture clashes with the law, the Arab Winter for women, and slavery. We will also broaden the debate with a special one-day focus on women’s access to healthcare.
- New themes for 2013
- 2012 themes