MTMA 2019

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019

The International Labour Organisation estimates that more than 40.3 million people are under the bondage of modern day slavery today.

In the 21st century slavery has taken a modern twist with contemporary slave practices like bonded labour, child labour, sex trafficking and prostitution, children exploited for commercial sex and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict. In this backdrop, Harmony Foundation has convened this platform to recognize those torchbearers in these fields that have made a difference and connect eminent scholars, Nobel laureates, government bodies, stakeholders, NGOs, national and international media to drive towards a tangible & sustainable solution.




Anuradha Koirala


Present and first ever woman Governor of Province 3,Nepal


Caroline Cox

Member of the British House of Lords and Founder of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART)



Faye D’Souza

Managing Editor, Mirror Now


Matt Friedman

International Human Trafficking Expert


Shazia Ilmi

Journalist & Senior Political Spokesperson.


Alezandra Russell

Founder of Urban Light, an organisation in Thailand that empowers & rehabilitates boys and men who are victims of trafficking and exploitation.


Anastasia Lin

Human Rights advocate and revolutionist who has uncovered the heinous crime of organ harvesting in South East Asia, especially in China.


Hasina Kharbhih

Founder of Impulse NGO Network and Impulse Social Enterprises, that upgrade traditional skills and equip women from vulnerable communities as entrepreneurs providing market access,to prevent human trafficking.


Junior Nzita Nsuami
A former child soldier turned educator from Congo who through his experience educates and rehabilitates those children captured by war lords and made into child soldiers.


Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Laureate and activist campaigning against child labour and advocating for universal right to education in India.


Nima Elbagir 

CNN Journalist who exposed the slave market in Libya causing international outrage.


Osmaan Darweesh

A fearless fighter who has freed hundreds of Yazidi women and minor girls held as sex slaves by ISIS slave captors in Iraq and Syria.


Rob Williams

CEO of WarChild UK that reforms and rehabilitates child soldiers rescued from warlords in the Middle East and Africa