Ending the Business of Slavery
Anti-Slavery Australia is partnering with Stop the Traffik, ELEVATE, UTS CBSI and The Mekong Club to host a seminar with Matt Friedman, founder and CEO of The Mekong Club.
Keynote speaker, Matthew Friedman, has over 25 years’ experience advocating against, and addressing, human trafficking and slavery. His extensive experience includes working with USAID and the UN throughout Asia, designing and managing programs to address human trafficking and also working with, and coordinating efforts between, governments and civil society groups in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR and Vietnam. He has also written nine books on a variety of related topics and produced two award-winning international films on sex trafficking in Nepal and India.
The Mekong Club combats slavery in the private sector by engaging with businesses, educating about human trafficking and slavery and helping businesses by providing industry-specific, practical tools to help drive change internally.
The seminar will feature a keynote address by Matt Friedman followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with academic, advocacy and business experts. The panel will address migrant labour trends and ethical supply chains, the Australian Inquiry into Slavery and pinpoint what every Australian business can do to take an ethical stand against human trafficking and slavery in supply chains.