Launch of NSW Strategic Plan

Working together for real freedom

ACRATH members Margaret NG rsj and Noelene Simmons sm were present at the recent launch of the NSW Anti-Slavery Commissioner‘s Strategic Plan – Working together for real freedom.

In launching the report Dr James Cockayne commented there are many people “who are living with the personal, community and intergenerational trauma caused by modern slavery suffered here or abroad”. The importance of putting those with lived experience of modern slavery at the heart of efforts to eradicate it was emphasised.

The strategic plan envisions a NSW that fully realises the human right to live free from slavery. It has five objectives:

  • To ensure NSW government and non-government systems can identify vulnerability to modern slavery and prevent victimisation
  • To improve access for people with lived experience to effective remedy
  • To show leadership in identifying and addressing modern slavery in supply chains and investment portfolios
  • to make the case for anti-slavey in a convincing and empowering way
  • To lay the foundations for sustainable and inclusive implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW)

Guest speaker at the launch was Sophie Otiende, a survivor and Chief Executive of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. She commented that by embedding survivor voices in decision making process, we can effectively pave the way towards a world that is free from slavery.

Download a copy of Working together for real freedom here.