Human trafficking is a global concern affecting millions of people. Many have horrific tales, whilst others may never get the chance to speak out. After encountering first-hand trafficked victims on the streets of Nepal as a public health officer, Matt Friedman dedicated the next 25 years to anti-trafficking activism and fundraising. He asks how we can change attitudes to human trafficking, get more people involved and bring an end to slavery in the modern era.
Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with experience as a manager, program designer, evaluator, and front-line responder. He is currently CEO of The Mekong Club, an organisation made up of Hong Kong-based private sector business leaders who have joined forces to help fight human trafficking in Asia.
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