Small Change Big Effect - How to Impact Global Slavery
Date and Time
The Freedom Hub
283 Young St, Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia
Did you know modern slavery also happens in Australia? Forced labour, forced marriage, sex trafficking, organ trafficking... an estimated 15000 people in slavery on any one day right here, hidden in plain sight.
Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 30 years of experience as an activist. Join him and a panel as they give invaluable insight into the horrific reality of modern day slavery.
5.00pm - Doors Open
5.30pm - Welcome - Sally Irwin (CEO Freedom Hub)
5.45pm - Matt Friedman
6.15pm - Introduce Panel
6.20pm - Question panel (Matt Friedman / Gordon Renouf / Sally Irwin)
7.00pm - Finish
Matt Friedman is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Mekong Club, an organisation of Hong Kong-based private sector business leaders who have joined forces to help fight human trafficking in Asia. Mr. Friedman was previously Regional Project Manager at the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Thailand, an inter-agency coordinating body that linked the United Nations system with governments and civil society groups in China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to this, he worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal where he designed and managed country and regional human trafficking programs. Mr Friedman also offers regular technical advice to numerous governments and corporation working to stop slavery, and is the author of twelve books.
* VIP ticket includes front row seats and a glass of bubbly at arrival
The Freedom Hub
The Freedom Hub exists to help people who have experienced human trafficking and slavery within Australia. Our survivors are predominantly women however this crime is also experienced by men. Sadly some survivors are children. At the Freedom Hub we run a Survivor School for rehabilitation, training and education. Through one-to-one mentoring, encouragement and supported learning, survivors can learn faster, feel valued, and re-establish trust. We collaborate with business partners, including offering employment opportunities for survivors, to help end this crime. We run a Cafe and Event Hire Venue to help raise funds and a slave free retail range for shopping. Our stunning warehouse venue is extremely popular for ethical weddings, engagements and parties. All profits support the Survivor School and cause. The Freedom Hub has generous benefactors, however ongoing additional funding is always vital to combat this crime.