Kimberley Cole, Head of Sales Specialists, Asia, Thomson Reuters, delivers keynote remarks at Trust Forum Asia
Nearly 30 million people around the world are living as modern-day slaves. They are trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or even born into servitude. Modern slavery is a growing industry worth $150 billion in profits a year. Asia accounts for more than half of the world’s most exploited people.
Trust Forum Asia is a brand new event dedicated to fighting human trafficking and advancing women’s rights across Asia. Aligned with the mission and the spirit of the Trust Women conference, a global event hosted annually by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London, Trust Forum Asia will bring together some of the region’s most influential business and thought leaders, from corporate CEOs to human rights advocates, to media leaders and award-winning lawyers.
Through dedicated “Action to Impact” circles, delegates will be encouraged to forge tangible commitments and to create actionable initiatives to stop human trafficking and to advance women’s rights across the Asia-Pacific region.
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At the Thomson Reuters Foundation we stand for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption worldwide and play a leading role in the fight against human trafficking. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact.