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New Report Assesses Labour Exploitation Risks for Filipino Migrants to the EU
14 April 2021
A new report by Verité outlines the labour risks faced by migrants from the Philippines to Europe. The report assesses risks both during the recruitment and hiring process, as well as those that arise during employment. The report specifically examined sectors where a high number of Filipino workers are employed in Europe, namely fishing, seafaring […]
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Taking Gender Equality from Promise, to Policy, to Practice in the Fight Against Modern Slavery
8 April 2021
Despite significant advancements in policy as a result of the gender equality movement, an uncomfortable truth still persists: women and girls disproportionately experience discrimination and exploitation. The statistics are telling — females constitute 71 per cent of all victims of modern slavery. Socio-economic disadvantages, such as poverty, a lack of political representation, limited access to education and […]
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AI for Good: Using AI to Prevent Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Forced and Child Labour
24 March 2021
In February 2019, Delta 8.7, The Alan Turing Institute, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), Tech Against Trafficking, the University of Nottingham Rights Lab and the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University convened the inaugural Code 8.7 meeting. The conference was conceived as a means to explore how computational science and artificial intelligence can be […]
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Symposium: Gendered Measurements of Exploitation and its Impact on Survivors
22 March 2021
Gender is not just a distinction between physical characteristics, as it reflects economics, politics and culture, and in all these areas, where communities stick to traditional cultural values and gender hierarchy, women are often unfavoured. This gender bias often prevents them from being accorded equal opportunities as their male counterparts who are viewed as more […]
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Symposium: Land and Sea: Gendered Nature of Labour and Sexual Exploitation in Fisheries
19 March 2021
Environmental sustainability has been the central focus of fisheries management and seafood market standards for decades. In marine wild capture fisheries, forced labour, human trafficking for labour exploitation and deplorable labour conditions are increasingly being recognized as intertwined with environmental issues, namely habitat destruction, overfishing and illegal fishing. This interplay of conditions threatens the viability […]
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Symposium: Slave Labour and Gender: Who are the Women Subject to Slave Labour in Brazil?
18 March 2021
According to data from Brazil’s Ministry of the Economy, only five per cent of the total number of people rescued from slave labour in Brazil are women. This relatively small number has contributed to the invisibility of women subjected to slave labour and, therefore, civil society organizations and government institutions have paid little attention to […]
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Symposium: The Role of Gender in Data Collection through Household Surveys
17 March 2021
Survey research allows us to enter the homes of millions of people around the world to uncover some of the most intimate aspects of people’s daily lives. It is used to address some of the most challenging societal issues we face, including forced labour, forced marriage, drug use, gender-based violence and other hidden crimes. To […]
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Symposium: A Feminist Statistician’s Perspective on Gendered Limitations of Administrative Data
16 March 2021
Measurement in modern slavery, like all applied measurement efforts, requires careful consideration of potential measurement bias and error—especially given the primacy of administrative data in most aspects of our work in this space. Not only do researchers need administrative data to learn as much as possible about population demographics to ensure a representative survey can […]
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Symposium: The Gendered Measurements of Slavery
15 March 2021
While it is generally known that 71 per cent of people living in conditions of modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and child labour are women and girls, the various ways that gender bias are reflected in that number, and in other measurements of prevalence, are not immediately apparent. Recent research examines the ways that […]
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Finding the Forgotten: Field Considerations When Measuring Bonded Labour Prevalence
12 March 2021
In July 2016, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India announced a revamped Centrally Sponsored Plan for Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers and articulated a 15-year vision to identify, rescue and rehabilitate 18.4 million bonded laborers. They committed to strengthen the prosecution machinery to achieve a 100 per cent conviction rate to prevent recurrence […]
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