Project Didi Australia is hosting a panel discussion at The Freedom Hub in Sydney’s Waterloo to share bold ideas and drive change to stop modern slavery.
With estimates that 40 million people around the world are victims of some form of modern slavery, including sex trafficking, debt bondage or forced labour, this is an important human rights issue that needs to be addressed.
It’s timely for us to be holding this conversation on modern slavery now with the recent announcement by our government to legislate a Modern Slavery Act for Australia by the end of the year and the launch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smart Volunteer Campaign just this week. Modern slavery, more than other global crises, links to us in ways we do not realise. It is behind our everyday purchases: our clothing, our food and our phones. That link actually gives us power and that’s what you’ll gain from next week’s panel event – an understanding of that power and how to exercise it for change. The change is in our hands.”
About the event
A panel of changemakers will lead action inspiring conversation about human trafficking and share practical advice on responsible travel, ethical shopping and awareness of slavery issues.
- Gordon Renouf, CEO and Co-Founder of ethical fashion app Good On You
- Laura McManus, business and human rights practitioner and part of the Fashion Revolution Australia movement
- Andrea Nave, CEO of Forget Me Not Australia and advocate to end volunteering in orphanages
- Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley and Chair of the Inquiry into a Modern Slavery Act in Australia
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Project Didi Australia is a small not-for-profit, working in close collaboration with partners in Nepal, to restore hope, dignity and independence to women and girls exposed to sex trafficking and abuse through holistic care and education.