We need corporate partnerships, we need government partnerships, we need NGOs because we're connected with communities and we need customers to buy the products that recovered traffickers are making as an alternative income, but we have to go after the demand, says Ruchira Gupta #twconf12. My call to action is at multiple levels, she says. This problem is still invisible.
Put pressure on governments to bring about legal and policy change, says Ruchira #twconf12
Chetna Sinha: Delivery method is very important in financial services. If my client can't come to the bank, I need to find a way to get to my client. How do I reach her? I think we shy away in researching financial behaviour of poor people #twconf12
Lively discussion on a thorny issue: If big business uses micro-distribution networks set up to reach poor people in emerging markets, issue of trust is huge as example of Grameen Telekom in Bangladesh showed when Telenor used these channels to distribute cell phones. #twconf12
Tracey Tully, membership support worker, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers, says sex workers are often excluded from government policy/aid/public health initiatives #twconf12 Rescuing sex workers is a growth industry - we call it the rescuing industry, she says.
Human trafficking is unacceptable in any setting, we can all agree on that. We probably don't agree on the kind of response that's effective, says Tracey Tully #twconf12
Put people from head office into an emerging market to sort things out - that model is done! Beth Brooke #twconf 12 @EY_On_Work
Sex workers don't live in fear of violence, we live in fear of being rescued - Tracey Tully #twconf12 arguing that sex workers want their own choices. Extremists have turned the important movement against real trafficking into a violent war on sex workers, she says.
Chetna Sinha talks about another scheme Mann Deshi Bank launched - a pension scheme. With poor women there is no such thing as social security, she explains: I saw with these women that they had some savings. We discussed with women. They said all our lives we have been working and earning. So, we launched a pension scheme at Mann Deshi. I'm proud to say that on the day of the launch 7,000 women started saving for that. #twconf12
When people hear stories of trafficked women, ask yourself who's telling the story. Does it ring true? says Tracey Tully #twconf12 Not all sex workers have been trafficked, not all sex workers want to be rescued.
Give a woman a job, a way to support herself, a way to make juice, make jewellery, says a delegate from the floor. Give women jobs with dignity if they want a way out of sex work/trafficking #twconf12
A lot of companies don't realise they have trafficked women in their supply chain, says delegate. We need to help corporations clean up their supply chain. #twconf12
How do you keep large companies accountable, asks David Batstone #twconf12 @NFS is rating companies in terms of best practice in regards to trafficking and asking consumers to choose
Lydia Cacho says she's worked with hotel workers & the tourism industry to train them and spread the message that sex tourism is illegal in Mexico #twconf12