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Can Anti-Slavery Tools Assist Environmental Conservation Efforts?
Measurement and Statistical Methods 2 April 2020
What is the relationship between tree loss and modern slavery? A new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham finds a cyclical relationship between slave labour and environmental destruction—a finding that has implications for both conservation efforts and antislavery measures.
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Screening Young People for Trafficking Experiences
Health 2 April 2020
In 2000, the United States defined human trafficking with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Initially, anti-trafficking efforts were focused on prosecution of traffickers and supporting the survivors who left their situations and successfully engaged with structured support systems. As the numbers in the anti-trafficking movement grew, the anti-trafficking paradigm broadened. Still, the focus of the […]
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Modern Slavery
27 March 2020
There are 40.3 million people estimated to be in modern slavery. How will COVID-19 impact efforts to end modern slavery, forced labour, human trafficking and child labour, as countries committed to in SDG Target 8.7?
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IMF Working Paper Measures Economic Impact of Child Marriage
Measurement and Statistical Methods 25 March 2020
In February 2020, an International Monetary Fund Working Paper prepared by Pritha Mitra, Eric M. Pondi Endengle, Malika Pant and Luiz F. Almeida examined the relationship between child marriage and economic growth in emerging and developing countries (EMDCs). The paper, Does Child Marriage Matter for Growth, used a simultaneous equations model to analyse the relationship […]
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The Trafficking of Girls and Young Women: Identifying Gender-specific Vulnerabilities in Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda
Survivor and Victim Support 11 March 2020
Anthony Davis provides a snapshot of the findings from Plan International's latest report, The Trafficking of Girls and Young Women: Evidence for Prevention and Assistance.
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Strengthening Evidence to Tackle Labour Exploitation and Human Trafficking
Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains 19 February 2020
UNU Institute in Macau in conjunction with partnering organizations developed a smartphone app that can help identify individuals vulnerable to trafficking and various forms of exploitation.
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Data Published on Kenyan Human Trafficking Routes Highlights Regional Dynamics
Measurement and Statistical Methods 11 December 2019
In August 2019, Stop the Traffik Kenya and Freedom Collaborative, launched a data collection effort with civil society organizations in Kenya to report known human trafficking and high-risk migration routes based on their work with survivors and at-risk populations. Data was gathered from partners over the course of one month to demonstrate how much knowledge […]
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Call for Recommendations and Expressions of Interest: UN Slavery Fund Board Members’ Vacancies
6 December 2019
The UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the Boards of Trustees. Background – UN Slavery Fund The UN Voluntary Trust Fund assists victims of contemporary forms of slavery through grants to civil society organizations providing medical, psychological, legal, social and humanitarian services. Role – Board […]
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Symposium: Improving Measurement for SDG Target 8.7 | A Response
Measurement and Statistical Methods 6 December 2019
Measurement, Action, Freedom (MAF) aimed to provide an assessment of government action to achieve SDG Target 8.7 by 2030. In the absence of agreed upon comprehensive indicators at the international level to track progress towards SDG Target 8.7 and the subsequent lack of official government reporting through Voluntary National Reporting (VNR) on this issue, this report […]
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Symposium: Effective Measurements for Change
Measurement and Statistical Methods 5 December 2019
The Measurement, Action, Freedom report released by the Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative assesses government progress in addressing Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals. In doing this, Walk Free examines the current state of country-level engagement with international treaties, national legislation and measurements of modern slavery prevalence. The resulting report establishes a broad and […]
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