Since 2012 the Thomson Reuters Foundation have set up an annual forum to take action against slavery and trafficking. Inviting delegates from across the world, NGOs, lawyers, government representatives, the media and activists all attend, and participate in panels, networking events and screenings.
This year the conference spans over two days with a focus on human rights and modern slavery. With 700 delegates from over 60 countries in attendance last year, 2017s event aims to reflect an even wider focus on solving international human rights issues. The empowerment of women and an end to slavery remain very much at the core of this conference.
Such serious topics should be of great interest to young people, yet it is rare that such access is given. Voice will provide coverage of the event through feature articles and live tweets over the upcoming days.
Having attended last year as a YouTube content creator journalist, reporter Maddie Drury will provide coverage of the event on 15th November, which takes place at London's Queen Elizabeth II Centre in the city of Westminster. Follow @VoiceMagUK on Twitter for live reports from the event.