Join Unseen’s Inspiring International Women’s Day webinar

Join Unseen for an inspiring webinar on International Women's Day, highlighting the extraordinary women driving progress in the fight against modern slavery. Hear captivating stories, gain expert insights, and be empowered to make a difference. Register now.
International Women's Day event

This International Women’s Day on 8 March, join Unseen, your fellow supporters, advocates, and anti-slavery champions for a free webinar dedicated to the remarkable women shaping a world free from modern slavery.  

The event promises to shed light on the impactful work being done to end slavery and celebrate incredible women championing change.  

Event details

Date and Time: 8 March 2024 (International Women’s Day) at 10am

Format: Free virtual event (link provided to registered participants) 


  1. Captivating panel discussion: Hosted by Unseen’s Chair of Trustees, Rosey Hurst, featuring Human Rights Barrister Professor Parosha Chandran and scholar and anti-slavery advocate Professor Bela Arora. 
  2. Unique insights: Hear inspiring stories and explore cutting-edge strategies for combating modern slavery from leading experts in the anti-slavery field.  
  3. Q&A session: Engage with the panellists and fellow participants in a dynamic exchange of ideas and questions. 
About event host
  • Rosey Hurst, Chair of Trustees for Unseen, and Founder and Director of multi-award-winning ethical trade consultancy firm. With over 20 years of experience in ethical trade and a passion for re-humanising the workplace, Hurst is a pioneer in improving working conditions across global supply chains.  
About event speakers
  • Professor Parosha Chandran, Human Rights Barrister and Professor of Practice in Modern Slavery Law at King’s College London. A multi-award-winning Barrister and international expert, Professor Chandran will provide invaluable insights into the legal aspects of the fight against slavery. 
  • Professor Bela Arora, Programme Leader in the MA Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Exploitation at Keele University and anti-slavery advocate. She has been a member of national level policy networks including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Strategy Director’s Expert Group and the U.K. Counter Terrorism Evidence Based Group. Combining expertise in human security with policy engagement, Professor Arora will share critical perspectives on tackling modern slavery on various levels.  
Who should attend:
  • Supporters of Unseen 
  • Advocates for human rights and social justice 
  • Those passionate about ending modern slavery 
  • Individuals working in or interested in the anti-slavery sector 
Join us and be part of the solution:

Secure your spot today and take part in empowering conversations set to ignite hope for a future free from slavery. Register now.

Related stories

Justine Currell

As I came to understand more about the issue, including through a visit to an Unseen safehouse, I knew I needed to do more to stop this abuse and exploitation.

For the last five years of my Civil Service career, I was the Modern Slavery Senior Policy Advisor in the Home Office and led on development of the Modern Slavery Act, including the transparency in supply chains provision and business guidance.

I joined Unseen to lead the development of the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline, and Unseen’s work with businesses. I am regularly called upon to present at national and international conferences and use my experience of working with Ministers to influence other governments internationally to take action to address modern slavery and, in particular, business supply chain issues.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, music, reading and travelling.

Andrew Wallis

What ultimately compelled me to act was a report on how people from Eastern Europe were being trafficked through Bristol airport to the USA. Kate Garbers, who went on to be an Unseen Director, and I wrote to all the city councillors, MPs and the Police Chief Constable challenging them on the issue. The challenge came back to us: this city needs safe housing for trafficked women. And so Unseen began.

But we never wanted Unseen to be just about safe housing. We wanted to end slavery once and for all, and that remains our driving focus.

I chaired the working group for the Centre for Social Justice’s landmark report “It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to Fight Modern Slavery”. This is now acknowledged as the catalyst behind the UK’s Modern Slavery Act of 2015. It was a great honour to be awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours that year. On the other hand, I’ve also been described as “the loveliest disrupter you could ever hope to meet”.

This job has taken me from building flat-pack furniture for safehouses, to working with businesses to address slavery in supply chains, to delivering training, raising awareness and advising governments around the world.

When not at work, I enjoy travelling, spending time with my dog Harley, cooking, supporting Liverpool and Yorkshire CC, music (I’m a former DJ) and endurance events such as the Three Peaks Challenge and Tribe Freedom Runs – which I vow never to do again. Until the next time.