Cindy Berman is a gender, modern slavery and human rights specialist. She is the Ethical Trading Initiative’s Head of Modern Slavery Strategy, having joined ETI in 2014 as Head of Knowledge and Learning. Prior to that, Cindy was Senior Social Development Advisor in the UK Department for International Development, where she led the development of DFID’s flagship modern slavery programme, Work in Freedom to prevent trafficking, forced and child labour of women and girls in South Asia and the Middle East. She has worked for several large and small civil society organisations on rural and urban poverty, social exclusion, social protection, health, education, disability, HIV/AIDS, gender and human rights. At ETI, Cindy co-authored two research studies with Hult/Ashridge Business School; led the development of ETI’s Human Rights Due Diligence Framework and ETI’s Base Code Guidance Reports on Modern Slavery and Child Labour.
Penelope Kyritsis is an assistant managing editor for Beyond Trafficking and Slavery and a freelance researcher on global labour issues. She co-authored ‘Confronting root causes: forced labour in global supply chains’ and co-edited ‘Domestic workers speak: a global fight for rights and recognition’.
This interview was recorded at the King’s Transnational Law Summit 2018.