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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. 03:00 - 04:00
    Registration and morning refreshments
  2. 04:00 - 04:10
    Welcome
  3. 04:10 - 05:00
    Keynotes
    Introduction to ‘Taken’, an undercover investigation into Indian sex slavery by award-winning photojournalist Hazel Thompson
    Speakers:
    Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. - District Attorney, New York County
    Anne Gallagher - Independent scholar and legal adviser
    Hazel Thompson - Award-winning photojournalist
  4. 05:00 - 06:30
    (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 - Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
    Speakers:
    Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. - District Attorney, New York County
    Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. - District Attorney, New York County
    Hazel Thompson - Award-winning photojournalist
    Hazel Thompson - Award-winning photojournalist
    Karina de Vega - Novelist, social worker, activist and human trafficking survivor
  5. 06:30 - 08:00
    Lunch
  6. 08:00 - 08:30
    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: Karina de Vega - Novelist, social worker, activist and human trafficking survivor
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sima Samar - Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
  7. 08:30 - 10:00
    (Livestreamed) Plenary: Rooting out slavery in supply chains
    Moderator: Benjamin Skinner - Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, Tau Investment Management
    Speakers:
    Benjamin Skinner - Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, Tau Investment Management
    Benjamin Skinner - Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, Tau Investment Management
    Carl Graziani - Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Safeway
    Nick Grono - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
    Nick Grono - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
  8. 10:00 - 10:15
    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. 10:15 - 10:45
    Break
  10. 10:45 - 12:15
    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: Nick Grono - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
    Speakers:
    Bradley Myles - CEO and Director, Polaris Project
    Cecilia Flores-Oebanda - Founding President and Executive Director, Visayan Forum Foundation
    Cecilia Flores-Oebanda - Founding President and Executive Director, Visayan Forum Foundation

    Breakout 3: South Asia focus: Fighting forced labour

    Moderator: Cecilia Flores-Oebanda - Founding President and Executive Director, Visayan Forum Foundation
    Speakers:
    Kevin Bales - Co-founder, Free the Slaves
    Anuradha Koirala - Founder and Executive Director, Maiti Nepal
    Hazel Thompson - Award-winning photojournalist
  11. 12:30 - 13:00
    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:
    Nick Grono - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
    Nick Grono - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
  12. 13:00 - 14:30
    Cocktail reception
  13. 14:30 - 15:30
    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. 03:30 - 04:00
    Morning refreshments
  2. 04:00 - 04:30
    Welcome and keynote
    ‘Banaz - A love story’ presented by Deeyah Khan, Documentary film director and human rights activist
    Speakers:
    Nick Grono - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
    Deeyah Khan - Documentary film director and human rights activist
  3. 04:30 - 06:00
    (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: Deeyah Khan - Documentary film director and human rights activist
    Speakers:
    Deeyah Khan - Documentary film director and human rights activist
    Deeyah Khan - Documentary film director and human rights activist
    Deeyah Khan - Documentary film director and human rights activist
    Deeyah Khan - Documentary film director and human rights activist
  4. 06:00 - 06:30
    Break
  5. 06:30 - 08:00
    (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 - Journalist, author and gender expert
    Keynote Speaker: Sir Suma Chakrabarti - President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
    Speakers:
    Mona Eltahawy - Award-winning columnist
    Mona Eltahawy - Award-winning columnist
    Volker Türk - Director of International Protection, UNHCR
    Amira Yahyaoui - Human rights activist and President, Al Bawsala
  6. 08:00 - 09:00
    Lunch
  7. 09:00 - 10:30
    (Livestreamed) Plenary: For better or for worse: The unintended consequences of family planning and health policy
    Moderator: Christy Turlington Burns - Founder, Every Mother Counts, filmmaker, author, model
    Speakers:
    Edna Adan - Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital
    Edna Adan - Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital
    Edna Adan - Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital
    Edna Adan - Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital
    Edna Adan - Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Somaliland; Founder, Edna Adan Univ. Hospital
  8. 10:30 - 10:50
    Keynote address
    Keynote Speaker: Emma Bonino - Former Italian Foreign Minister
  9. 10:50 - 11:20
    Break
  10. 11:20 - 12:50
    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: Emma Bonino - Former Italian Foreign Minister
    Speakers:
    Emma Bonino - Former Italian Foreign Minister
    Emma Bonino - Former Italian Foreign Minister
    Amira Yahyaoui - Human rights activist and President, Al Bawsala
    Volker Türk - Director of International Protection, UNHCR

    Breakout 3: Zero tolerance for gender violence and harassment

    Moderator: Volker Türk - Director of International Protection, UNHCR
    Speakers:
    Laura Bates - Founder, Everyday Sexism Project
    Laura Bates - Founder, Everyday Sexism Project
    Laura Bates - Founder, Everyday Sexism Project
    Madeleine Rees - Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  11. 12:50 - 13:15
    Break
  12. 13:15 - 14:00
    Closing Plenary