On 23 May 2018, the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) hosted screening of the film Trafficked, followed by a debate with leading experts in the field of human trafficking and modern slavery.

40.3 million people live as slaves today, of which 70% are women and young girls. It’s estimated that the slave trade was worth $100 billion in 2017. Modern slavery exists in multiple forms around the world; European countries estimate that 15,800 people were victims of human trafficking within their borders in 2014. The international community’s response has not been sufficient to eliminate this shocking practice. What can the EU and civil society do in the face of this huge challenge?

QCEA works to bring a Quaker vision of peace, justice and equality to Europe and its institutions. Our Peace and Human Rights Programmes aim to explore what European countries and institutions can do to respond to human trafficking. In that context, we hosted a screening of the film Trafficked followed by a debate on the subject with:

  • Kevin Bales, Author of the Global Slavery Index
  • Nick Grono, CEO of Freedom Fund
  • Conroy Kanter, Producer of the film
  • – and moderated by Olivia Caeymaex, Peace Programme Lead at QCEA.

You can watch the full debate below!