Alex Thier testifies at US House of Representatives
October 28, 2021
Alex Thier, CEO of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), testified at the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday, October 27 in front of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights. Mr. Thier was joined by other leading experts in the anti-trafficking field; Ms. Evelyn Chumbow, Board of Directors at Free the Slaves, Ms. Catherine Chen, CEO of Polaris, and Mr. Peter Williams, Principal Advisor on Modern Slavery at International Justice Mission.
The hearing, focused on combatting global human trafficking, allowed GFEMS and other anti-slavery leaders to share the status and progress of global efforts, latest insights on the prevalence of modern slavery, and what the U.S. can do to increase its leadership. GFEMS is grateful for Committee Chair Rep. Karen Bass, Vice Chair Rep. Ilan Omar, and Ranking Member Rep. Chris Smith for inviting us to this hearing. We look forward to future opportunities to share our knowledge and expertise with the U.S. Congress.