Silvia Cormaci is currently the Women and Girls Programme Coordinator at Antislavery International. She is responsible for the management of different projects supporting women and girls victims of slavery, in particular migrant domestic workers, in Latin America, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.
Before joining Antislavery International, she worked for 6 years as a Gender Specialist for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok and afterwards in Timor Leste, where she focused her work on the promotion of gender equality in the labour market and on women's economic empowerment, with particular attention to victims of trafficking for sexual and labour exploitation, child labourers, migrants and rural women.
She holds a master degree from La Sapienza University of Rome in International Protection of Human Rights with a specialisation in Women, Conflicts and Peace Processes. She has been working for over ten years with UN agencies (ILO- FAO), NGOs and international organisations (Red Cross) on issues related to gender, development and human rights, focusing in particular on the empowerment and promotion of the rights of discriminated categories of women such as migrant women, domestic workers, victims of trafficking and forced labour. Silvia is regularly invited to present at conferences and seminars on the topic of gender, modern slavery and labour exploitation.