Julia Macher

CEO, Freedom Collaborative

Julia is the CEO of Freedom Collaborative Inc and has committed the past six years to building the program into a community of almost 5,000 members across 115 countries, and the largest platform for professionals and activists working to end human trafficking, forced labour and exploitation globally. While it was a Liberty Shared project, she rose from platform product manager to director of the programme.

Julia holds a BA in Political Science and a Bakk.phil in Journalism and Communication Studies from the University of Vienna. Following internships with environmental and child protection NGOs in Vienna and Nairobi, she moved to Bangkok, Thailand, to join Chulalongkorn University’s master program in International Development with a focus on migration and displacement in the region. As her master thesis, she researched disaster risk reduction efforts after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines, including the coordination and collaboration challenges in the humanitarian response.

Julia is currently based in Berlin, Germany. She is an Executive MBA candidate at ESMT Berlin and class president of the EMBA 2020 cohort.

Recent Articles by this Author

Can New US Law Help Increase Financial Recovery and Reintegration of Survivors of Human Trafficking?

Professor Barry Koch, Dr Leona Vaughn, Sarah Byrne
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Gendered Understandings of Forced Sexual Exploitation

Ellie Newman-Granger
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Forced Labour Import Bans: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?

Owain Johnstone
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Gendered Understandings of Forced Sexual Exploitation

Ellie Newman-Granger
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Domestic Slave Labour in Brazil

Maurício Krepsky Fagundes
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Indigenous Peoples and the Anti-Trafficking Sector’s Blind Spot

Miriam Karmali, Krysta Bisnauth
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