Day 1:Fighting human trafficking & slavery

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
  • Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club

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
  • Cyrus Vance, District Attorney, New York County

11:45 - 12:15Break

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

  • MODERATOR: Nick Grono, President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
  • Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union
  • 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
  • Princess Inyang Okokon, Human trafficking survivor and cultural mediator at PIAM Onlus Asti
  • Regina Egle Liotta, Founder, Migrant Offshore Aid Station

16:00 - 16:30Break

16:30 - 17:30Trust Women Actions

  • MODERATOR: Femi Oke, International journalist and broadcaster
  • Tim Surgenor, Founding Director, DataMotivate
  • Carol Robles-Roman, President and CEO, Legal Momentum
  • Meenal Sachdev, Founder and Director, Shiva Foundation

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

Day 2:Women entrepreneurs, breaking taboos and deradicalisation

09:00 - 10:00Welcome & Keynotes

  • Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Jim Smith, CEO, Thomson Reuters
  • Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank
  • Nadia Murad Basee Taha, Yazidi Human Rights Activist and Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations

Plenary Sessions

10:00 - 11:30Women Entrepreneurs: They Make It Happen

  • Siobhan Reddy, co-founder and studio director, Media Molecule

11:30 - 11:45Break

11:45 - 13:00Breaking taboos

  • MODERATOR: Shereen El Feki, Journalist, author and gender expert
  • Aditi Gupta, Founder, Menstrupedia
  • Salman Aldukheil, Transgendered student
  • Bahaar Joya, Broadcasting Multi Media Journalist at BBC (Persian) Afghanistan and Reuters Institute Fellow
  • Bogaletch Gebre, Women’s rights activist and founder of KMG-Ethiopia

13:00 - 14:15Lunch

14:15 - 15:45Is deradicalisation possible?

  • MODERATOR: Nazir Afzal, Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners for England & Wales
  • Feriha Peracha, CEO, SwAaT for Pakistan
  • Sara Khan, Award-winning human rights and counter-extremism activist
  • Dr. Fatima Akilu, Executive Director of the NEEM Foundation, psychologist and founder of the Nigerian government’s deradicalisation program

15:45 - 16:15Break

16:15 - 17:45Trust Women Actions

  • MODERATOR: Femi Oke, International journalist and broadcaster
  • Afua Osei, Co-founder, She Leads Africa
  • Feriha Peracha, CEO, Swaat for Pakistan
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, Partner, White & Case

17:45 - 18:15Final Remarks

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