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Trust Conference (American Forum) 2017: Highlights

Trust Conference (American Forum) 2017: Highlights

This week, I had the fabulous opportunity to attend the Trust Conference: American Forum (representing myself as a writer). I’ve attended the full conferences in 2014 and 2016, and they are truly life changing. This conference was a smaller, shorter affair, but still very insightful.

The Trust Conference brings together activists and experts from around the world to talk about the latest in human trafficking (and prevention), slavery in the supply chain, and other worldwide humanitarian issues.

If you want to see the panels for yourself, you can check out Thomas Reuters Foundation’s Trust Women video album on Facebook, which includes: Security vs. Privacy panel, Stories of Survival, and Continue Reading

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Trust Women 2016: Highlights

Trust Women 2016: Highlights

Earlier this month, I had the fabulous opportunity to attend the conference Trust Women (representing myself as a writer and also Childbirth PATHS International, a great new NGO). I attended the conference in 2014 and found it truly life changing — and I don’t say that in a light, off-the-cuff sort of way. I’ve been to many, many conferences in my time, and there’s nothing like this two-day event.

Trust Women brings together activists and experts from around the world to talk about the latest in human trafficking (and prevention), slavery in the supply chain, women’s rights, and other worldwide humanitarian issues. But it’s not just about information. As I’ve told several people…Continue Reading

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Awareness is not Action

A lot of people my age are really involved in the End It Movement. I think that’s awesome. It’s always inspiring when young people get fired up about something and try to make a change.

But that’s my concern with the movement–the way it encourages my peers to “change” the world.

I wasn’t at Passion when the whole thing kicked off, and I’m not the most knowledgeable person about the movement itself, so I’m not in any position to criticize. But I do want to raise a few questions for the participants, which the aim of challenging them to reach further, do more for a good cause.

This week, many of my friends participated in a sort of…Continue Reading

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