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Agenda

This is an archive of the 2013 agenda.

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December 2nd

  1. 20:00 - 22:00
    Dinner
    Dinner for speakers, advisory board members and sponsors.

December 3rd - Day 1

  1. 08:00 - 09:00
    Registration and morning refreshments
  2. 09:00 - 09:10
    Welcome
    Speakers:
    Monique Villa - United Kingdom - CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Stephen Dunbar Johnson - United Kingdom - President, International, The New York Times Company
  3. 09:10 - 10:00
    Keynotes
    Introduction to ‘Taken’, an undercover investigation into Indian sex slavery by award-winning photojournalist Hazel Thompson
    Speakers:
    Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. - United States - District Attorney, New York County
    Anne Gallagher - Australia - Independent scholar and legal adviser
    Hazel Thompson - United Kingdom - Award-winning photojournalist
  4. 10:00 - 11:30
    (Livestreamed) Plenary: Trafficking and slavery – Stories of survival
    Inspiring personal accounts from survivors of slavery and those at the sharp end of the anti-trafficking fight.
    Moderator: Martina Vandenberg - United States - Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
    Speakers:
    Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. - United States - District Attorney, New York County
    Minh Dang - United States - independent speaker and consultant on issues related to human trafficking
    Hazel Thompson - United Kingdom - Award-winning photojournalist
    Pardis Mahdavi - United States - Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Pomona College
    Karina de Vega - Indonesia - Novelist, social worker, activist and human trafficking survivor
  5. 11:30 - 13:00
    Lunch
  6. 13:00 - 13:30
    In conversation with Sima Samar
    Discussion on the future of Afghanistan, on the Presidential elections in April 2014 and on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
    Moderator: Steven Erlanger - United Kingdom - London bureau chief of The New York Times
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sima Samar - Afghanistan - Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
  7. 13:30 - 15:00
    (Livestreamed) Plenary: Rooting out slavery in supply chains
    Moderator: Benjamin Skinner - United States - Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, Tau Investment Management
    Speakers:
    John Conroy 2013 - United States - Head of Global Strategic Initiatives, Baker & McKenzie
    Laura Germino - United States - Co-Founder and anti-slavery campaign director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
    Carl Graziani - United States - Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Safeway
    Nick Grono - Australia - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
    Jennifer Silberman - United States - Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide
  8. 15:00 - 15:15
    Keynote by a senior cabinet minister, UK government
    Official UK data shows that the number of human trafficking victims in the UK is up by 25% in the past year. In this keynote speech, a senior Cabinet minister of the UK Government will outline plans to strengthen anti-slavery laws.
  9. 15:15 - 15:45
    Break
  10. 15:45 - 17:15
    Action groups: Real-world solutions
    Speakers and delegates forge practical and innovative solutions to specific problems. This is where words turn to concrete actions. See here for an example a game changing action that was taken as a result of Trust Women 2012.

    Breakout 1: Slavery and trafficking: What do survivors need?

    Moderator: Jess Search United Kingdom - Chief Executive, BRITDOC Foundation
    Speakers:
    Bradley Myles United States - CEO and Director, Polaris Project
    Cecilia Flores-Oebanda Philippines - Founding President and Executive Director, Visayan Forum Foundation
    Rosi Orozco Mexico - President of the Commission United against Human Trafficking (Comisión Unidos ...

    Breakout 3: South Asia focus: Fighting forced labour

    Moderator: Neera Nundy India - Partner and Co-Founder, Dasra
    Speakers:
    Kevin Bales United States - Co-founder, Free the Slaves
    Anuradha Koirala Nepal - Founder and Executive Director, Maiti Nepal
    Hazel Thompson United Kingdom - Award-winning photojournalist
  11. 17:30 - 18:00
    Trust Women Awards ceremony
    Hero Award, which celebrates an innovator whose bold thinking and high-impact work enables women to know and advance their rights Journalist Award, which recognizes a journalist who has made a significant contribution to the coverage of women’s rights
    Speakers:
    Her Majesty Queen Noor 2013 - Jordan - Chair of the Noor Al Hussein and King Hussein Foundations
    Mariane Pearl 2013 - France - Journalist, author and Managing Editor of Chime for Change
  12. 18:00 - 19:30
    Cocktail reception
  13. 19:30 - 20:30
    Special event: Ferite a Morte – Wounded to Death
    Based on the work of Italian best-selling author Serena Dandini, “Ferite a morte - Wounded to Death” is a theatrical book reading created to raise awareness of violence against women. Celebrity readers include Her Majesty Queen Noor, Salma Hayek Pinault, Cherie Blair, Christy Turlington Burns, Mariane Pearl and Margherita Missoni. This event is for reserve ticket holders only.

December 4th - Day 2

  1. 08:30 - 09:00
    Morning refreshments
  2. 09:00 - 09:30
    Welcome and keynote
    ‘Banaz - A love story’ presented by Deeyah Khan, Documentary film director and human rights activist
    Speakers:
    Monique Villa - United Kingdom - CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Deeyah Khan - Norway - Documentary film director and human rights activist
  3. 09:30 - 11:00
    (Livestreamed) Plenary: Prosecuting violence against women: a comparison of the US, UK, Indian and South African systems
    A focus on the different ways to prosecute violence against women in four countries - United States, United Kingdom, India and South Africa.
    Moderator: Jess Search - United Kingdom - Chief Executive, BRITDOC Foundation
    Speakers:
    Nazir Afzal - United Kingdom - Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS North West
    Sanja Bornman - South Africa - Attorney,Women's Legal Centre
    Vrinda Grover - India - Lawyer, researcher, human rights and women’s rights activist
    Jennifer Gentile Long - United States - Director, AEquitas
  4. 11:00 - 11:30
    Break
  5. 11:30 - 13:00
    (Livestreamed) Plenary: Women's rights in the Arab world: Has spring turned into winter?
    Discussion with leaders of the Egyptian, Tunisian and Syrian Springs on the fast evolving situation for women in the region.
    Moderator: Shereen El Feki - Egypt, Canada - Journalist, author and gender expert
    Keynote Speaker: Sir Suma Chakrabarti - United Kingdom - President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
    Speakers:
    Mona Eltahawy - Egypt, United States - Award-winning columnist
    Dr. Rola Hallam - United Kingdom, Syria - Doctor in anaesthesia and intensive care
    Volker Türk - Austria - Director of International Protection, UNHCR
    Amira Yahyaoui - Tunisia - Human rights activist and President, Al Bawsala
  6. 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch
  7. 14:00 - 15:30
    (Livestreamed) Plenary: For better or for worse: The unintended consequences of family planning and health policy
    Moderator: Christy Turlington Burns - United States - Founder, Every Mother Counts, filmmaker, author, model
    Speakers:
    Edna Adan - Somaliland - Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital
    Qi Sandra Li - China - Master of Public Health, MBA candidate
    Atf Gherissi - Tunisia - Assistant Professor in Health Science Education, Université Tunis-El Manar
    Xav Hagen - The Democratic Republic of the Congo - Acting Country Director, Women for Women International
    Sukti Dhital - India - Executive Director and Co-founder, Nazdeek
  8. 15:30 - 15:50
    Keynote address
    Keynote Speaker: Emma Bonino - Italy - Former Italian Foreign Minister
  9. 15:50 - 16:20
    Break
  10. 16:20 - 17:50
    Action groups: Real-world solutions
    Speakers and delegates forge practical and innovative solutions to specific problems. This is where words turn to concrete actions. See here for an example a game changing action that was taken as a result of Trust Women 2012.

    Breakout 2: Defending women's rights in Arab Spring states

    Moderator: Tim Large United Kingdom - Editor-in-chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Speakers:
    Iman Bibars 2013 Egypt - Vice President, Ashoka Global
    Dr. Rola Hallam United Kingdom, Syria - Doctor in anaesthesia and intensive care
    Amira Yahyaoui Tunisia - Human rights activist and President, Al Bawsala
    Volker Türk Austria - Director of International Protection, UNHCR

    Breakout 3: Zero tolerance for gender violence and harassment

    Moderator: Belinda Goldsmith United Kingdom - Reuters Chief Correspondent, Britain
    Speakers:
    Laura Bates United Kingdom - Founder, Everyday Sexism Project
    Monira Rahman Bangladesh - Award Winner Human Rights Defender
    Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro Philippines - President-elect, International Association of Women Judges and Associate Justice...
    Madeleine Rees Switzerland - Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  11. 17:50 - 18:15
    Break
  12. 18:15 - 19:00
    Closing Plenary