I am passionate aboutThe Walk Free Foundation was founded in 2011 as an international human rights
group with an objective to end slavery, in all its forms, in our life time.
We are passionate about slavery because it violates the most fundamental
principles of humanity - basic freedom, basic choice and human dignity. I was
drawn to the issue through personally learning how it disproportionately
affects the worlds most vulnerable people. From being imbedded in our global
economy, to 71% of victims being women and girls, it is unacceptable that
despite being illegal in every country in the world, there are more slaves
today than any other time in human history.
I am engaged on policy change, business leadership, activism, measurement,
interfaith dialogue against slavery and womens rights as apart of the Walk
Free strategy and impacy
ActionsThe Walk Free Foundations mission is to tackle slavery, and the systems which
allow slavery to occur, through an integrated strategy of systems change. We
work to address the slavery where it occurs on the ground, as well as
addressing key “pull” factors for its continuation.
We do this through the various branches of Walk Free Foundation, as well as
through initiatives we have co-founded with other leaders in the anti-slavery
space (such as the Freedom Fund)
Our core pillars are;
1. Measurement of slavery, knowing that without measuring a problem you
cannot manage it. https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/
These figures are derived from the global estimates which were co-created by
Walk Free Foundation, the International Labour Organisation and the
International Organisation for Migration, and are now accepted globally by
governments and institutions.
2. The Global Freedom Network (global and national religious leadership
against slavery) https://www.globalfreedomnetwork.org/impact/ Bringing
together the worlds religious leaders to ensure slavery is not justified in
any religion, and empowering religious leadership and authority around
slavery (we have done follow up events on a national scale in Australia,
India, Indonesia and Argentina)
3. Business leadership and policy change
ensure business becomes a force for good within the global economy, and puts
pressure on their governments to provide a basic legislative standard for
supply chains to protect against slavery). We have worked with the Australian
Government and other anti-slavery leaders to see the 2018 Modern Slavery Act
4. Activism and community empowerment against slavery
5. On ground intervention and grass roots change; The Freedom Fund
https://freedomfund.org/impact/overview/ We have sustainably liberated over
16 thousand people liberated from slavery since 2013.