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Local Civil Society Organizations as Key Actors to Reduce Child Labour in Rural Colombia
8 September 2021
At first glance, San Martín de Loba, reachable mainly by river transport (Figure 1), may seem like a forgotten river town tucked away in rural Bolívar province, but its gold mines have lured fortune hunters from throughout Colombia and beyond. Rather than bolstering the economic fortunes of its residents, however, gold mining has entrenched conditions […]
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The Importance of Collaborative Action to Address the Modern Slavery-Environmental Degradation-Climate Change Nexus
2 September 2021
As numerous studies have now demonstrated, modern slavery is linked to environmental degradation and climate change. Some studies have highlighted the overall connection between modern slavery and climate change. Others have noted the impacts of drought on human trafficking, the links between tree loss and modern slavery and the connections between addressing modern slavery and […]
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Assessing the Interconnections and Gaps between SDG 8.7 and the Environmental SDGs
19 August 2021
There is increasing evidence in specific industries — namely fishing, manufacturing, agriculture and forestry-related sectors — that the modern slavery-environmental degradation-climate change nexus is present and permeates supply chains. We are aware that there is a link between modern slavery and the environment. However, a framework is needed to understand the scale and scope of […]
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Pact’s Vocational Education Programme: Learnings through the Years
12 August 2021
Since 2015, Pact has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo to eliminate and address child labour in Artisanal Small-scale Mining (ASM), which is one of the worst forms of child labour. We use a multisectoral approach in collaboration with communities, administrative authorities, companies and child miners themselves. In this approach, we have facilitated the […]
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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Fair Food Programme as best practice for addressing forced labour
4 August 2021
“The solution to modern day slavery has been right under our noses — real worker voice backed by market consequences.” – Greg Asbed, Coalition of Immokalee Workers Efforts to combat trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery have not only expanded over the past two decades, but have also evolved. While cases involving sexual exploitation garnered […]
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10 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Sees Wave of New Human Rights Due Diligence. Is it Enough?
30 July 2021
June marked the tenth anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) — a milestone for a framework that has been at the core of progress on business and human rights. On that anniversary month, Norway and Germany passed legislation on corporate human rights due diligence through disclosure requirements. In passing […]
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Building an Anti-Trafficking Support System for Uganda’s Sustainability
28 July 2021
At the current pace of progress, it is unlikely the world will reach Target 8.7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals — or associated SDGs — by 2030. There is thus an increasing need for innovation to accelerate collective efforts to achieve Target 8.7. An example of such innovation is the “Slavery from Space” […]
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New UNICEF Briefing Outlines Risks Facing Migrant Children During the Pandemic
30 April 2021
A recent issue brief by UNICEF outlines the gendered vulnerabilities and risks faced by migrant and displaced children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief points to the continued vulnerability of migrant and displaced children—especially girls—that has only further deepened in light of the pandemic. The brief, for example, points to the fact that migrant women […]
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Delta 8.7 Policy Guides and Data Patterns
30 April 2021
The purpose of the Delta 8.7 Policy Guide process was to carry out a comprehensive review of evidence on policy and interventions to create Policy Guides on “what works” to achieve Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the contexts of Crisis, Justice and Markets.  Subgroups identified the range of claims captured in academic […]
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Spotlight on Brazil: What Works to Address Modern Slavery
30 April 2021
This article was originally published on the Women and Foreign Policy (WFP) program blog at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). How do you identify best practices to end modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labor and child labor in the context of a particular country or industry? Delta 8.7—a global knowledge platform—hosts country policy research […]
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