Victoria Wisniewski Otero
Victoria Wisniewski Otero is the Advocacy and Campaigns Manager at Justice Centre Hong Kong. Justice Centre is a human rights organisation working to protect the rights of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable forced migrants, including refugees, other people seeking protection and survivors of human trafficking. She works to raise awareness and motivate the public to act on these issues, to push the Hong Kong Government for more humane policies and to empower refugees to be their own advocates. Before coming to Hong Kong, she used to work as a human rights researcher at The Center for Economic and Social Rights in Madrid, Spain. Previously, she worked in the United Nations in Kuwait, and she did her Master in International Studies at The Graduate Institute for International Studies and Development (HEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. She is passionate about achieving social justice through human rights.
Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert and CEO of The Mekong Club, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and fighting trafficking. He is a technical adviser to numerous governments working to stop slavery, and has been invited to speak at major conferences around the world, including the last GIN852. He is the author of nine books, on subjects ranging from human trafficking to the ancient art of Bangladesh metal casting. Matt wishes to gather more support to address this terrible issue of slavery. Watch his latest TEDX talk here:
Doctor Amos Lyso is from Seoul, South Korea. He spent his middle school years in Niger, where he got to witness the poverty around him. Dr. Lyso taught in the Philippines at age 22 where he donated money to the Kids International Ministries (K.I.M). He was inspired by the question “Why can’t we do more?” asked by a 12-year old girl. Working alongside the K.I.M.s, he brought students to build homes, participate in feeding programs, play with orphans, and execute other activities to allow children to see how they can impact the lives of others. His TEDX talk can be viewed here: