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UN Women NC UK Brunch Debate

Ending Slavery and Trafficking
 

We know it affects everyone, but what is the difference for women and girls; what is being done; and what more needs to be done.  

Modern Slavery is a serious crime. Individuals are exploited for little or no pay, sometimes forced into illegal activity and denied their freedom. Exploitation includes, but is not limited to, sexual exploitation, forced or bonded labour, forced criminality, domestic servitude and the removal of organs. There are victims of slavery in towns and cities across the UK.

We discuss the specific impacts of slavery and trafficking on women and girls and how to end it.

Photo: UNDP in Moldova

Keynote speakers

Kevin Hyland, OBE – The United Kingdom’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, leading efforts to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. Kevin promotes best practice and drives crucial improvement across the anti-slavery response, both in the UK and internationally.

Lynellyn Long – Founder of HERA (Her Equality Rights and Autonomy). HERA provides entrepreneurship, training, professional mentoring and grant making to women survivors of human trafficking, violence and exploitation. Lynellyn will share her observations from a grassroots perspective.

Event Chair

Laura Haynes – Chair of UN Women NC UK, to give the UN Women perspective on ending slavery and trafficking and chair the event.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Venue: Francis Taylor Buildings, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7BY

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Booking: brunches@unwomenuk.org to reserve a place, please book early as spaces are limited.