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PostedJune 3, 2021
Currently, there are over 40.2 million modern-day slaves, the most there has ever been in history. So how did this happen, and what can we do about it? Host Victoria Emslie speaks with Anu George Canjanathoppil, CEO of International Justice Mission.
They discuss Anu’s personal story that led her to so passionately fight for justice, and what motivates and keeps her going in such a difficult field. They also talk about the work she and her team are doing, how they identify and have freed over 10,000 slaves and what you can do to help with the fight to end modern-day slavery.
During her time with IJM, Anu worked extensively to impact the justice system by collaborating with state and local governments in Southeast Asia.
Anu oversaw the training of more than 17,000 police, government officials, and NGOs on the rescue and rehabilitation of individuals trapped in slavery and bringing criminals to justice. As a result of Anu’s leadership, 10,000 individuals have been rescued from forced labour slavery.
Anu holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Edith Cowan University, Australia and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University. She successfully completed her B.A., B.L. from Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College in Chennai and acquired a special diploma in Intellectual Property Law at the Indian Law Institute in Pune.
Anu has used her creative communications skills to bring social issues to the public’s attention by writing and producing radio dramas and street theatre with social messages. Her dedication to the empowerment of the underprivileged has also led to Anu being awarded several honours, one of which was being recognized as a Sauvé Scholar by the Canadian Government.
Anu and her husband, Sachin, live in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario with their twin daughters Tamara and Ila.
Victoria Emslie is a Manager, External Relations at Nicola Wealth. As a primary link between Nicola Wealth and our communities, Victoria cultivates a comprehensive approach to the advancement of the firm’s priorities and promotes Nicola Wealth’s reputation as a trusted wealth counsel firm and top employer.
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