Stakeholder Advisory Board

Stakeholder Advisory Board

The DemandAT project benefits from the continual advice and engagement of a Stakeholder Advisory Panel with expertise in trafficking, forced labour, supply chains and labour rights. The Stakeholder Advisory Board brings together individuals from organisations such as the Glabal Alliance Against Trafic in Women, th International Organization for Migration, the International Trade Union Confederation, the Organsiation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  We are keen to engage with stakeholders amore widely to inform our research and the policy recommendations drawn from it. Please contact us if you wish to be involved.

Ruth Freedom Pojman

Ruth Freedom Pojman is the Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings at the OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. Ms. Pojman was temporarily assigned to this post by the Secretary General, and she served as Deputy Co-ordinator from January 2008 through February 2014.

Ms. Pojman previously worked as a Senior Anti-trafficking Advisor at the Europe and Eurasia Bureau at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) assisting in designing anti-trafficking programs and strategic approaches. She worked in Eurasia developing technical assistance and democracy/human rights programs for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in the Kyrgyz Republic. In the mid-90s she worked on civil society and democratization issues throughout the former Soviet Union for World Learning (based in Moscow) and in conflict resolution through citizen diplomacy on US-USSR exchanges in the late 80s and early 90s. She was a co-founder and Eurasia Editor of the journal Demokratizatsiya.

Zuzanna Muskat-Gorska

Zuzanna Muskat-Gorska works as policy advisor and program coordinator at the International Trade Union Confederation. Her work focus on  human trafficking and extreme forms of exploitation in context of fundamental rights at work.

Bandana Pattanaik

Bandana Pattanaik is International Coordinator at the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW). She is responsible for the overall coordination of the International Secretariat of GAATW. Bandana has been with GAATW since 1999 doing research, training, and working with self-organised groups. She holds an MA in English Literature as well as an MA in Women’s Studies.


Kristiina Kangaspunta

Kristiina Kangaspunta works currently at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) leading the preparation of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. She has been involved with the international work against human trafficking for the last 15 years.


Irina Todorova

Irina Todorova is a Migrant Assistance Specialist in IOM’s Regional Office in Brussels. She monitors and analyzes regional thematic trends, developments and supports liaison work with EU Institutions and EU Member States on IOM policies and activities.

Before joining the Regional Office in Brussels, Irina worked as a Counter-Trafficking and Migrant rights practitioner for 9 years in Moldova, she has been responsible for developing and implementing assistance frameworks for victims of trafficking according to international standards and based on the individual needs of the victims.

Irina’s experience and expertise have contributed to the national counter-trafficking efforts of a number of countries, in particular in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Roger Plant

Roger Plant was the first Head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, between 2002-2009. He is now an independent consultant and trainer, based in London. He is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UK-based NGO Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX). In 2010 he received the William Wilberforce Freedom Award in recognition of his global work against modern slavery.