01. our story

What is Modern Slavery?

Modern slavery refers to situations where one person has taken away another person’s freedom — their freedom to control their body, their freedom to choose to refuse certain work or to stop working — so that they can be exploited. Freedom is taken away by threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power and deception. The net result is that a person cannot refuse or leave the situation.

02. our team

Andrew & Grace Forrest


Jenn Morris

CEO, Walk Free Foundation

Fiona David

Research Chair, Minderoo

Chris Evans

Government Strategist

Jacqueline Joudo Larsen

Head of Research

Katharine Bryant

Research Manager

Dr Davina P. Durgana

Senior Researcher

Stella Freitag


Elise Gordon


Shaeron Yapp


Charlotte Ollis

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