Here is what one victim said to Matthew.
"I don't hate the bad people. I hate you, you and you. Bad people do bad things. But where were the good people? Where were you? Why didn't you do something?"
Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 30 years’ experience. He is CEO of The Mekong Club, an organization of Hong Kong’s leading businesses which have joined forces to help end all forms of modern slavery. Mr. Friedman previously worked for USAID and the United Nations in over 40 countries. Mr. Friedman offers technical advice to numerous governments, banks and corporations working to eliminate all forms of modern slavery and is the author of twelve books. In 2017, Mr. Friedman won Asia’s prestigious “Communicator of the Year” Gold Award.
"If you don't do what I say I will come after you and hurt your family."
In this new episode, Aaron sits down with Matthew Friedman, a global expert on modern slavery and human trafficking. Matthew is the Founder and CEO of Mekong Club.
Key questions asked:
5:58 What is the most important lesson in life
7:33 How did you get into human trafficking and modern slavery
11:28 How did not being able to save the little girl affect you mentally
12:22 What should everyone know about modern slavery and human trafficking
15:53 Can you tell us about your book 'Where Were You'
18:44 How did you become an activist
21:15 What is the one story you want to share
24:35 How do you stay sane
27:10 How does your day look like
38:38 What tactics do scammers use to lure victims into human trafficking
What you'll learn from this episode:
- The truth about human trafficking
- How you can help the 99.8% victims in need
- Stories which will change your life and you have the power to change theirs
- What you can do to stop human trafficking