Slavery is a problem of the past. Well, think again. Today, there are more slaves than in any time in history. New forms of slavery have emerged and multiplied. This highly invisible crime affects both men, women, as well as children. People are trafficked in the sex trade, forced to hand over their income or forced to work in the domestic, agricultural or construction industry for little or no pay.
During the Bee Hive on 'Modern day slavery' we will discuss how we can impact the fight against slavery in today's world by connecting people and organisations accross different sectors. Join us on Thursday evening 20 October to gain new insights on this topic, find out what you can do and connect with experts from the field of international cooperation afterwards.
18:30 – Doors open
19:00 – Introduction by Bee Network
19:10 – Toos Heemskerk, director of Not For Sale
Not for Sale is an international organization that works to protect people and communities around the world from human trafficking and modern-day slavery
19:25 – Caroly Houmes, director IJM NL
Caroly is director of International Justice Mission (IJM) the Netherlands. IJM is a human rights/anti-slavery organization working to protect the poor against violence. IJM rescues victims, ensures perpetrators are convicted, offers restoration to victims and is working towards transformation of justice systems so they will protect the poor. Caroly will focus on bonded labor slavery
19:40 – Q&A
19:55 – Break out: World café
20:25 – Wrap up
20:30 – Drinks & networking
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