Trafficking in Women and Children
Dates: 25 June 28 June | Location: Nairobi
Application deadline: 14 March | Programme: Reporting on Trafficking and Slavery

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The Thomson Reuters Foundation together with the Global Leadership Academy and the GIZ Sector Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights are launching a leadership and innovation Lab “Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children”. The Lab will bring together about 30 high-ranking participants from governments, media, business, academia, and civil society. It will work on approaches to increase awareness on, and prevent trafficking in women and children with aspecific focus on the African context.

What commitment is required?
The Lab process will take place between April and December 2018. It is essential that participants ensure their availability at the two face-to face modules:
Module 1: Nairobi, Kenya: 25th to 28th June, 2018
Module 2: London, United Kingdom: 10th to 13th November, 2018
In addition they will be expected to engage in some ongoing activities between the meetings to develop and implement transformative actions.

The second Lab meeting is followed by the Trust conference (, which is the world’s leading global conference to end modern slavery and put the rule of law behind human rights. It may be used as a leverage for joint activities.

Who Can Apply

In terms of journalists, the programme is looking for participants who:
•    Have a strong motivation to investigate and report on human trafficking
•    Are strongly motivated to help transform existing paradigms
•    Are open to different and new ways of thinking
•    Are interested in developing personally
•    Are fluent in English

Course Logistics

All costs for the coaching, and the meetings including facilitation, and meals during the meetings are covered. Participants are expected to be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs, though a limited number of scholarships are available for flight and/or accommodation for the face-to-face meetings.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in April.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Global Leadership Academy, if you have any questions.

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More information on the leadership and innovation labs can be found on the Global Leadership Academy's website here.

To apply to be part of the labs, please send your CV and a short motivation letter (1 page) outlining:
a.    Why are you interested in the Lab?
b.    How does your profile fit the Lab’s aims?
c.    Which challenges do you face to bring change to your sector?
to Deadline: 14 March, 2018

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