Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International Supporter Conference

7 December 2022

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Welcome and update on the recent successes we’ve achieved together
Jasmine O’Connor, CEO, Anti-Slavery International

Empowering and protecting children working as domestic servants in Tanzania
George Sayi, Project Co-ordinator, Tanzania Child Domestic Workers Coalition

How together we ended state-imposed forced labour in Uzbekistan
Rocio Domingo Ramos, Business & Human Rights Policy & Research Officer, Anti-Slavery International

Update on new UK laws affecting victims of trafficking and what we can all do to ensure the government gives survivors better protection and care
Lucy Symington, Parliamentary Officer, Anti-Slavery International

Live panel discussion where our speakers will answer questions from the audience

Lucy Watson, ITV News Correspondent

Rocio Domingo Ramos, Business & Human Rights Policy & Research Officer, Anti-Slavery International
Lucy Symington, Parliamentary Officer, Anti-Slavery International
Marta Medusa, Africa Project Officer, Anti-Slavery International

Freedom Choir to close
The award-winning Amies Freedom Choir sing out the supporter conference


Jasmine O’Connor

Jasmine O’Connor is the CEO of Anti-Slavery International. Anti-Slavery International is the world’s oldest human rights organisation, working to end slavery across the world in all its forms, including forced labour, debt bondage, human trafficking, descent-based slavery, worst forms of child labour and forced marriage.

Jasmine has extensive leadership experience in international human rights work, leading campaigns that combine practical grassroots programmes with policy change initiatives at multiple levels. Prior to joining Anti-Slavery International she worked at ADD International (Action on Disability and Development), where she lead disability rights programmes across five countries in Asia and Africa. She also held senior positions at equal rights campaigning group Stonewall, Article 19, Cord, Refugee Action and Care International, as well as advisory positions with the UK Department of International Development and the UK Foreign Office.

In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to international human rights and development.

George Sayi

George Sayi

George is a community development practitioner with a passion. He’s the Project Co-Ordinator at Anti-Slavery International’s partner organisation the Tanzania Child Domestic Workers Coalition. He has over ten years’ experience of working with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), communities and other stakeholders to improve children’s livelihoods in Mwanza, Shinyanga and Mara regions in Tanzania.  He provides leadership for project management and accountability by facilitating the capacity building of member CSOs, coordinating the overall monitoring and evaluation processes, and ensuring that improvements are being made to children’s lives.

Marta Medusa

Marta Medusa

Marta Medusa manages Anti-Slavery International’s Child Domestic Work project implemented in Ghana and Tanzania. She joined the charity in March 2021 as Africa Programme Officer.

Before joining Anti-Slavery International, Marta managed multi-year international development projects implemented in partnership with NGOs, human rights organisations and trade unions in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Madagascar.  She holds a master’s degree in Gender Analysis of International Development from the University of East Anglia.

Rocio Domingo-Ramos

Rocio Domingo-Ramos

Rocio Domingo Ramos is Business and Human Rights Officer at Anti-Slavery International. Her research and policy work seeks to tackle forced labour in global supply chains, supporting the organisation’s advocacy programmes on human rights due diligence and state-sponsored forced labour in the cotton industry.

Lucy Symington

Lucy Symington

Lucy is a public affairs professional with a long-standing interest in human rights and modern slavery that took her to study Human, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Here she specialised in sociology and political theory with an interest in social movements. She has been the parliamentary lobbying lead for a domestic abuse charity and has previously been a parliamentary election campaign assistant. Lucy joined Anti-Slavery International this year as Parliamentary Officer, monitoring law and policy in Westminster and working with Members of Parliament and the House of Lords.

Lucy Watson

Lucy Watson is an ITV News Correspondent and Weekend News Presenter. She was previously the network’s Asia Correspondent, living in China, and working across the continent, covering some of the biggest stories in the region. She has reported from Malaysia on the disappearance of Flight MH370, the Hong Kong democracy protests, Vanuatu in the South Pacific after a huge cyclone, and from inside North Korea. 

Prior to that role, Lucy worked in the US covering all of the most significant breaking news stories during her tenure; the Boston Marathon bombings, the Sandy Hook Massacre and Hurricane Sandy. 

Most recently, she has focused on Modern Slavery and its devastating effects in the UK and around the world, and was recently nominated for the Human Trafficking Foundation Media Award. Lucy also helped uncover the scale of abuse within British Gymnastics in Summer 2020, and was similarly nominated for an RTS Scoop of the Year Award for her reporting of the story. 

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