" If you are seeking to connect with other organisations working on human trafficking, I strongly encourage you to join the Commonwealth 8.7 Network. This remarkable Network will not only provide a chance for you to learn from others but also enable you to continue towards eradicating modern slavery. "
- Sudha Upadhyayula, Individual Member
" The 8.7 Network has helped us connect with global partners working to combat modern slavery, especially survivor leaders and stakeholders from Small Island States (SIDS) who face rising rates of human trafficking due to the impact of climate change. The Network helped our voices to be heard at CHOGM and we are truly grateful. "
- Adrian Alexander, Caribbean Umbrella Body for Restorative Behaviour
" As a survivor of modern slavery, the Commonwealth 8.7 Network has given me the opportunity to connect with other resourceful persons and organisations. It has also given me the opening to speak at high level events, in person and virtually. "
- Francisca Mbuli,Survivor's Network Cameroon
" This Network facilitates space for innovation and connection. It is an example of how the power of knowledge works when we are interconnected. I have confidence in some of the transformational things I'm trying because of the ongoing conversations happening in this Network. "
- Smarita Sengupta, Destiny Reflection
" Being a member of the Commonwealth 8.7 Network has helped the Cannabis Education Guild connect and learn from global leaders in the anti-slavery movement. It has been incredibly beneficial to meet regularly, be held accountable to our initiatives, discuss shared problems and navigate next steps as a collective, rather than on our own."