AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Lydia Bowden
Director of Strategic Partnerships


International Justice Mission (IJM)


Originally from America, Lydia has been living in Singapore for the past seven years. She holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work, a Masters in International Development, and has previously lived and worked in Moscow and London on issues related to forced migration and human trafficking. While in London, Lydia provided policy support to a key anti-trafficking bill in the House of Lords and lobbied parliamentarians across the UK and EU to provide further protection for victims of labor and sex trafficking. In Asia, Lydia has consulted for local and international NGOs involved in the migration and trafficking sector, with a strong focus on foreign domestic workers. Since February 2019, Lydia has worked with International Justice Mission (IJM), a global anti-slavery organization which seeks to protect those in poverty from violence and exploitation by strengthening local public justice systems.