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NSW Branch - Modern Slavery: the social justice crisis of our time - 15 Oct 2019

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 15th October
Time: 5pm to 6:30pm
Venue: John Shine Room, Level 6, Kinghorn Cancer Centre, 370 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
State: NSW
CPD hrs: 1.5


Organiser: AASW NSW
Further information

02 9615 4005

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1.5 CPD hours

Slavery is illegal worldwide, however more people live in slavery now than ever before. It is estimated over 40 million people live in slavery, two thirds are in our region and one quarter are children.

The session will explore the landscape of modern-day slavery highlighted by Australian and international examples. It will also inform social workers of the current avenues being used to tackle this issue. The session will invite social workers to consider how to respond to modern-day slavery from a direct client perspective and systemically.

Keynote speaker – Professor Jennifer Burn, NSW Anti-Slavery Interim Commissioner, Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney and former director of Anti-Slavery Australia at UTS

War On Slavery – co-founders Jane Jeffes and Becky Honey. War On Slavery is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim to raise public awareness on modern-day slavery.

Spaces are limited so please register by 13 October 2019.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please note the NSW Parliament is reviewing the NSW Modern Slavery Act and is currently calling for submissions. The submission deadline is 4 October 2019. Please look at the Inquiry page on the Parliamentary website.

This event is organised by St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney in collaboration with the Australian Association of Social Workers (NSW Branch).

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers