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MEETUP TOPIC: Using Data to Prevent Human Trafficking
We will be hosting our first Sydney Meetup and would love for you to join in the movement bringing together data professionals to use their skills in the fight for human rights.
July 30 is World Day against Trafficking in Persons, and is an annual event. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the event by the United Nations is to raise awareness and increase prevention of that. We are hearing from some great speakers about how they are using data to help prevent this.
This Meetup will be held in the WeWork offices on George St, Sydney.
Food and drinks will be provided.
- Food and Drinks
- 1st speaker: Sally Irwin, The Freedom Hub
- 2nd speaker: Kimberly Randle, Fair Supply
- Short Break
- 3rd speaker: Belinda Flatters, Baptist World Aid
- 4th speaker: Heidi Nash-Smith, Wotton+Kearney
- Q & A
Sally Irwin, CEO of the Freedom Hub
Sally is passionate about ending modern slavery. The Freedom Hub works to end slavery in Australia, rehabilitates victims, and partners in the fight to end global slavery. It includes a Survivor School for Victims of Slavery, an Ethical Cafe & Event Venue to fund the school, and an Ethical Business School.
Sally will set the scene for what Modern Day Slavery looks like, share some of the statistics around slavery, and highlight why Australians need to be aware of Modern Day Slavery.
Kimberly Randle, Executive Director and Principal Lawyer of Fair Supply
Fair Supply is Australia’s first law firm exclusively dedicated to partnering with organisations to implement the Commonwealth and NSW Modern Slavery Acts. To prepare for reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Acts, companies need to have an understanding of their reporting responsibilities. Kim is a subject matter expert on Modern Slavery and has broad and deep relationships with lead agencies locally and internationally. She will provide valuable insights on how Fair Supply are using data to identify risk points of slavery in supply chains. They have used various data techniques on data gathered over a number of years in order to support reporting on slavery.
Belinda Flatters, Advocacy Manager of Baptist World Aid
The Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Report sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation. Belinda Flatters will be speaking about the role their Ethical Fashion Guide has played in shaping consumer purchasing decisions, how this has helped them to collaborate with and encourage corporates to be more open and transparent about the treatment of workers in their supply chains. She will also look at how they are using data alongside the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act to guide and shape where to next with this product so as to maximise its impact.
Heidi Nash-Smith, Partner & Head of Pro Bono at Wotton + Kearney
Heidi leads Wotton + Kearney’s pro bono and corporate social responsibility program, Community Footprint and is a passionate advocate of pro bono and community advocacy. She was awarded winner of Pro Bono Partner of the Year at both the 2018 and 2019 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards.
Heidi will be speaking about their commitment to report voluntarily under the Modern Slavery Act and why Wotton + Kearney are so passionate about reducing slavery.
Please note: This event is strictly for ages 18+