Laura Gauer Bermudez

Director of Evidence and Learning, the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Laura Gauer Bermudez is the Director of Evidence and Learning at the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery where she leads the Fund’s Evidence for Action Framework. Laura has 15 years of experience working globally with governments, NGOs, and multilateral institutions focused on the intersections of migration, protection, gender equality, human rights, and economic development.  Her past experience includes technical advisory, program management, and consultancy services for organizations such as World Vision, the International Rescue Committee, the International Organization for Migration, Save the Children, ChildFund, the U.S. Department of Labor, UNICEF, Plan International, and the CPC Learning Network.  Laura draws upon her years of experience in NGO operations and agency-based research, blending that expertise with academic training in social science research methods. She holds a PhD in Social Work from Columbia University and graduate degrees in both International Public Policy (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS) and Social Work (the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis).

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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Report on Research Findings and Recommendations on Child Labour, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains Released Today

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Symposium: Tomorrow’s Slavery, Today | A Response

Urmila Bhoola
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

New Collaboration in the Global Effort to Fight Modern Slavery

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, The Rights Lab
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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Report on Research Findings and Recommendations on Child Labour, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains Released Today

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Survivor and Victim Support

Symposium: Addressing Modern Slavery’s Root Causes

Jess Torres, Nat Paul
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Measurement and Statistical Methods

A Tool for Health Professionals to Gather Data on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

Jordan Greenbaum
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