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Reporting Trafficking and Slavery 2015

Updated: Mon, 9 Nov 2015

MONDAY NOV. 16Back to top

0900

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Timothy Large, former director of media development and editor-in-chief at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and TRF Latin America and Caribbean Correspondent Anastasia Moloney, introduce the Grand Plan for the week. You’ll also meet Emmy Dexel, your press liaison for interviews.

1045

Coffee break

1100

MODERN SLAVERY 101: The global face of slavery and trafficking

  • A crash course in the scale, nature and root causes of trafficking, slavery and forced labour
  • Fundamental international conventions and instruments, including Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930
  • Introduction to key statistics, reports and resources
  • Discussion of definitions
  • Busting major myths about trafficking and slavery

Moderated discussion:

  • Leanne Melnyk, technical officer, forced labour and trafficking, International Labour Organisation
  • Nick Grono, head of the Freedom Fund, the world’s first private donor fund dedicated to ending slavery
  • Aidan McQuade, director of Anti-Slavery International

1300

Lunch

1400

COMMON STANDARDS: Key tools in the fight against modern slavery

Towards an integrated policy response: case studies of effective collaboration

  • Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  • Brad Myles, CEO, Polaris Project (video link)

1600

Coffee break

1615

Your plan for the week

TUESDAY NOV. 17Back to top

0900

WATCHDOGS OR ADVOCATES? The role of media in raising awareness

Discussion on the spectrum of journalistic approaches to tackling trafficking and slavery issues, from a public service role (e.g. ensuring that vulnerable people know the risks of being trafficked and helping victims know their rights) to that of the watchdog (e.g. holding policymakers, law enforcement and businesses to account) or simply telling stories (bringing the issues to life in new and engaging ways). Should journalists be activists or advocates in the fight against modern slavery or neutral reporters? How can they cover the issues in ways that move the story forward and have real impact?

Discussion led by Timothy Large and Anastasia Moloney

1000

Travel to the Trust Women Conference venue

1030

Initiative reporting

Your chance to network, conduct interviews, line up meetings, door-step speakers, delegates and celebrities… While Day One of the conference is not devoted to slavery and trafficking, that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze a lot out of several hours at the venue.

http://www.trustwomenconf.com/speakers/

1400

Return to TR headquarters. Please be sure to be back in the training room by 3pm sharp.

1500

ETHICS AND SENSITIVITY: Dos and don’ts

A look at the psychological and physical impacts of trafficking and slavery and a discussion of where to draw the line between bringing the story to life through interaction with survivors and journalists’ care of duty to individuals who have been deeply traumatised.

  • How to avoid preconceived ideas/stereotypes
  • How to interview survivors sensitively
  • How to avoid putting interviewees in danger

 Moderated discussion:

  • Evelyn Chumbow, survivor, advocate and leader of National Survivor Network
  • Rachel Witkin, counter-trafficking lead, and Katy Robjant, consultant clinical psychologist and head of therapies, Helen Bamber Foundation

1600

Coffee break

1615

GOOD PRACTICE IN ACTION: Vulnerable people In the frame

Award-winning photojournalist and UNICEF Ambassador Carol Allen Storey gives her personal insight into working with vulnerable women and girls.

WEDNESDAY NOV. 18Back to top

Trust Women Conference Day Two: The Global Fight Against Human trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery

 Keynote speeches

  • Anish Kapoor, Artist
  • John Studzinski CBE, Vice Chairman of Blackstone, introducing: Prevention & Accompaniment. The work of women religious activists against trafficking and modern slavery
  • Kendis Paris, CEO, Truckers Against Trafficking
  • Dan Viederman, CEO, Verité

 

Plenary Session 2: Powerful stories of survival

  • James Kofi Annan, CEO, Challenging Heights
  • Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  • Van Ngoc Ta, chief lawyer, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
  • Nicole, survivor

 

Plenary Session 3: Using data to fight slavery

  • SETTING THE SCENE: Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club
  • MODERATOR: Andrew Wallis, CEO, Unseen
  • Duncan Jepson, founder, Liberty Asia
  • Martina Vandenberg, founder and president, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
  • Beate Andrees, head of the special action programme to combat forced labour, International Labour Organisation
  • Wade Shen, programme manager, DARPA
  • Pablo Diego Rosell, senior consultant, Gallup

 

Plenary Session 3: Cleaning the supply chain of slave labour

  • MODERATOR: Benjamin Skinner, founder and principal, Transparentem
  • SETTING THE SCENE: Jean Baderschneider, CEO, Global Fund to End Slavery
  • SETTING THE SCENE: Sara Hossain, barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
  • Livia Firth, creative director, Eco-Age, and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge
  • Lisa Rende-Taylor, founder and director, Issara Institute
  • Daniela Colaiacova, cofounder and director, Goldlake Group
  • Marco Goncalves, senior vice-president and CPO, Nestle
  • Giles Bolton, responsible sourcing director, Tesco
  • Anna Swaithes, director of sustainable development, SABMiller

 

Trust Women Actions

  • FACILITATOR: Jess Search, chief executive, BRITDOC
  • Anish Kapoor, Monique Villa and Baker & Mckenzie
  • Martina Vandenberg, founder and president, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
  • Evelyn Chumbow, survivor, advocate and leader, National Survivor Network
  • Christine O'Connell, global head of strategy & business development, Risk, Thomson Reuters
  • Alisha Miranda, founder, Not My Style

 

Trust Women Anti-Trafficking Hero Award

Presented by Anish Kapoor

THURSDAY Nov. 19Back to top

0900

SANITY CHECK: A quick update on how your plan is going

0930

PROSECUTING SLAVERY: When survivors bring traffickers to justice

Speaker:

  • Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS North West

1100

Coffee break

1115

INVESTIGATING SLAVERY: How to stay safe and find new angles

Moderated discussion:

  • Annie Kelly, head of the Guardian’s "Modern day slavery in focus" project
  • Leonardo Sakamoto, founder of Reporter Brazil, an NGO that investigates companies accused of using slave labour

1300

Lunch

1400

Inform. Connect. Empower.

Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

1430-1700

Stories and mentoring

FRIDAY Nov. 20Back to top

0900

GOOD PRACTICE IN ACTION: Abike’s story: trafficked into sexual slavery, then thrown into jail

Benjamin Dix, head of Positive Negatives, a non-profit organisation that produces literary comics and animations about human rights issues

1000

MIGRANT CRISIS IN CONTEXT: Myths and misconceptions

Economic migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, people smugglers, traffickers… The language around the so-called migrant crisis in Europe is confusing, politicised and often dehumanising. How can journalists unravel the trafficking/slavery elements of this summer’s big story?

  • Marcia Poole, director of communication, International Labour Organisation
  • Charles Autheman, ILO consultant and former programme manager for Panos Institute Europe

1100

Coffee break

1115

GOOD PRACTICE IN ACTION: Undercover in Asia’s biggest red light district

British photojournalist Hazel Thompson documented over 11 years Mumbai’s trafficked teenage sex slaves, where girls are literally kept in cages. Hazel is now working with NGOs to produce educational materials to help Indian girls in rural areas know the dangers of being lured into trafficking.

1300

Lunch

1400

Stories and mentoring

1600

YOUR WORK: Presentation of work done so far

1700

THE END: Closing ceremony

1800

Drinks

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