SYDNEY, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
JustGiving partners with Thomson Reuters and the Thomson Reuters Foundation for the launch of their regional event - Trust Forum Asia - to tackle human trafficking across Asia
JustGiving has today announced a fundraising event partnership with Thomson Reuters and The Thomson Reuters Foundation for Trust Forum Asia.
Aligned with the mission and the spirit of the Trust Women conference, a global event hosted annually by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London, Trust Forum Asia will bring together some of the region's most influential business and thought leaders, from corporate CEOs to human rights advocates, to media leaders and award-winning lawyers.
"There are more people enslaved now than at any time ever in history and their number is growing. Slavery is a silent crime and data is lacking. People simply do not know and cannot imagine the magnitude of this horror," said Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of Trust Women. "Trust Forum Asia has an important role to play as it offers a much needed regional platform for business leaders and anti-slavery NGOs to collaborate and exchange ideas. Corporations need to clean their supply chains from slavery and consumers must be made aware of the role they could play in fighting this crime."
Through dedicated "Action to Impact" circles, delegates will be encouraged to forge tangible commitments and to create actionable initiatives to stop human trafficking and to advance women's rights across the Asia-Pacific region.
Trust Forum Asia will take place on Wednesday 17th June 2015 at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre.
Nikki Kinloch, Country Director for JustGiving in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, comments:
"It is an honour to be partnering with Thomson Reuters and The Thomson Reuters Foundation for Trust Forum Asia. We are pleased to be working with The Foundation and the other event partner charities to help raise money for much needed funds to aid the fight to stop human trafficking and raising awareness for women's rights across Asia."
Visit: http://asiaforum.trustwomenconf.com/ for more information on Trust Forum Asia
Or http://www.justgiving.com/company/trustforumasia to make a donation to one of the charities linked to the forum.
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About the Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free, independent journalism, human rights, women's empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption worldwide and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world, including free legal assistance, journalism and media training, coverage of the world's under-reported stories, and the Trust Women Conference. http://www.trust.org