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

Promise and Limits of Remote Monitoring in Addressing Forced and Child Labour

Leanne Melnyk, Phoebe Ewen, Sophie Zinser, Hannah Thinyane
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Survivor and Victim Support

Symposium: Protecting Children from Exploitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Survivor and Victim Support

Human Trafficking and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Public Health Perspective

Laura T. Murphy, Jordan Greenbaum, HEAL Trafficking, Hanni Stoklosa
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Survivor and Victim Support

Human Trafficking and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Public Health Perspective

Laura T. Murphy, Jordan Greenbaum, HEAL Trafficking, Hanni Stoklosa
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Survivor and Victim Support

Combating Modern Slavery in Textile Supply Chains in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

Silvia Marina Pinheiro
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Development Assistance

The Politics of Anti-Trafficking

Maria Peiró Mir
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