Actress; Humanitarian; Founder
Advancing Systemic Solutions to End Enslavement and Trafficking (ASSET)
JULIA ORMOND, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT of Advancing Systemic Solutions to End Enslavement and Trafficking. Julia formerly served as U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Trafficking & Slavery, and she is Founding Chair of FilmAid International. She was Executive Producer of Calling the Ghosts: A Story of Rope, War and Women which won an Emmy, a Cable Ace, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and which spurred legislation that enabled the arrest of Milosevich after a screening at the Council of Foreign Relations. Julia also participated in Call and Response, a documentary on the state of enslavement today and one of the first documentaries promoting cell phone technology to accept immediate donations to the cause. She is an Associate Producer to Libby Spear’s Playground, which focuses on the environment that enables child trafficking within the U.S. As an advocate, Julia has traveled the world assessing solutions and challenges, and she has appeared as an expert witness before the US. Congress and the United Nations. For this advocacy work. she received the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award” and Women for Women International’s “Peace Award.