Last quarter The Freedom Hub received an award, two accreditations and two visits from the new Anti-Slavery Commissioner for NSW.
It was pretty exciting to win the Third Sector Award for ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’. The Third Sector are the
“Voice and Advocate of the Social Sector”
‘Third Sector is dedicated to providing high-level content and services to the leaders and senior executives in Australia’s NFP sector and its supporting industries.’
The Freedom Hub already has ‘Social Traders ‘ accreditation and in the last quarter we have also been accredited by:
Good Market – Good for People. Good for the Planet.
Good Market is a curated community of social enterprises, cooperatives, responsible businesses, civic organizations, networks, and changemakers.
And we have also received accreditation from SEWF.
Social Enterprise World Forum Verification. SEWF’s goal is to grow the global social enterprise movement to accelerate our transition to a new global impact economy.
Our new Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Dr. James Cockayne visited our cafe in the early days of his appointment and then held an Anti-Slavery Social at the Freedom Hub to launch his vision for ending slavery.
We are very excited to have a new commissioner to drive this cause forward and look forward to working with him in this vision.
Prior to his appointment Dr Cockayne was an international lawyer, professor of global politics and anti-slavery leader. A former member of the World Economic Forum Global Futures Council for Equity and Social Justice, Dr Cockayne was a founder of Code 8.7, Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) and the United Nations’ anti-slavery knowledge platform, Delta 8.7. Dr Cockayne has previously led the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, the US Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on Human Trafficking, the Center for Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, and the Transnational Crime Unit of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.