The plight of modern slavery and the woman fighting to end it

Each year millions of people are enslaved, trafficked and exploited worldwide. It’s an epidemic that as CEO of Hagar Australia Jo Pride is fighting to end. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

When Pride came face to face with advocacy groups in her time working as an adviser to former senator Natasha Stott Despoja in the Australian Parliament, she decided she wanted a change.

From a young age, she had a sense of justice and empathy instilled in her by her parents, who welcomed newly arrived migrants and refugees into their lives, and so a job in the charitable sector made sense as a next career step.

Taking on the head of policy and advocacy at Oxfam Australia, Pride found a passion for the international aid sector and when the opportunity to lead Hagar Australia came up she jumped at the chance.

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