Mother-to-be Princess Eugenie hosts a webinar for her charity The Anti Slavery Collective to highlight a global platform helping to stop human trafficking
- Princess Eugenie, 32, hosted webinar for her charity The Anti Slavery Collective
- Queen’s granddaughter was joined by the co-founder of her organisation on call
- Royal spoke with founders of platform sharing human trafficking information
- Recently visited a safe house where she spoke with modern slavery survivors
Princess Eugenie hosted a webinar for her anti-slavery charity yesterday to highlight a new platform which shares human trafficking information.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 30, who announced last month she is expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank in the new year, appeared relaxed as she joined the co-founder of her charity The Anti-Slavery Collective Julia de Boinville for the virtual appearance.
In a snap shared on Instagram, expectant mother Princess Eugenie was joined by The Traffik Analysis Hub’s Chief Executive, Neil Giles, and IBM’s Global Solutions Architect, John McGrath, to showcase the ‘revolutionary new global data hub that facilitates the sharing of human trafficking information.’
The appearance comes weeks after the royal recently visited a safe house in London where she spoke with modern slavery survivors.
Princess Eugenie, 30, hosted a webinar for her anti-slavery charity yesterday to highlight a new platform which shares human trafficking information
Captioning a screen grab of the discussion online, the organisation wrote: ‘Using advanced cognitive technologies developed by IBM, Traffik Analysis Hub partners gather information and share highly accessible analysis of human trafficking, drawing on over 300,000 records.
‘IBM uses AI technology to quickly analyze and process volumes of data from a variety of sources; while ensuring its security and integrity.’
Tackling modern slavery has long been an important cause for the royal, who first became passionate about it after visiting Women’s Interlink during a 2013 trip to India with her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York.
Following her visit to the charity – which helps vulnerable women find employment opportunities – Eugenie became involved with several different organisations , such as the Salvation Army, before starting her own initiative.
The Queen’s granddaughter announced last month she is expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank in the new year
Eugenie and Julia set up The Anti-Slavery Collective in 2017 – an ‘independent collective whose mission is to bring change-makers together to raise awareness for modern slavery as a global epidemic’.
The pair are long-term friends who first met when they were both at school.
Princess Eugenie appears to be keeping busy with her organisation ahead of the birth of her first child next spring.
She recently joined Julia to visit a safe house and meet with modern day slavery survivors.
It comes weeks after Princess Eugenie was ‘incredibly moved’ after meeting with modern slavery survivors during visit to Salvation Army safe house (pictured, with co-founder of The Anti Slavery Collective Julia de Boinville)
Sharing images of a visit on Instagram last month, The Anti Slavery Collective wrote: ‘Princess Eugenie and Julia were incredibly moved by the courageous stories of the survivors who had endured sometimes decades of abuse at the hands of traffickers and slave labourers.’
In one of the photographs shared by the organisation, Princess Eugenie could be seen posing outside the safe house and holding a purple plant pot made for her by survivors.
The royal concealed any sign of a baby bump in a flowing black gown and smart navy coat.
The Queen’s granddaughter donned a mask and maintained social distance as she spoke with staff members and survivors at the safe house last month
Sharing the photographs online, the caption explained: ‘In honour of #AntiSlaveryDay earlier this week our co-founders HRH Princess Eugenie and Julia de Boinville visited a Salvation Army safe house for a socially distanced visit with modern slavery survivors and staff members.’
It continued: ‘These incredible individuals have the courage to remain inspired by the prospect of a brighter future, despite their difficult journey in the face of extreme adversity.’
‘In addition to vital safe houses such as the one we visited, Salvation Army also help adult victims get access to education opportunities, legal advice, counselling, and support in obtaining employment and housing.’