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Are Pre-Departure Interventions to Prevent Human Trafficking Good Investments?
Measurement and Statistical Methods 28 October 2020
Globally, there has been enormous investment in interventions to prevent human trafficking and modern slavery, many of which have relied on limited evidence and best-guesses about individual vulnerability. The results from our paper, “The use of Bayesian Networks for realist evaluation of complex interventions: evidence for prevention of human trafficking”, contradict widely held assumptions about […]
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Why Data: The Importance of Systematizing Data Capture
Measurement and Statistical Methods 14 October 2020
Without reliable data and evidence, whether qualitative or quantitative, it is difficult for organizations and the global community to understand the extent of the trafficking problem, and to therefore build a strong foundation of effective measures to combat human trafficking and modern slavery. Since civil society organizations (CSO) are often the frontline responders to survivors […]
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Symposium: Protecting Children from Exploitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Survivor and Victim Support 2 October 2020
Photo credit: © UNICEF/UNI335716/ The mask 12-year-old Miajul wears offers scant protection from the toxic plastic hazardous waste he sorts through in the Shyamal Palli area of Dhaka. It’s no job for a child, but Miajul had little choice given the economic crisis precipitated by COVID-19 and containment measures taken by the Government of Bangladesh. […]
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Symposium: A Policy Journey towards the Elimination of Child Labour in Sri Lanka
Measurement and Statistical Methods 1 October 2020
When a country reduces its incidence of child labour to less than one per cent, its total elimination becomes one of the most challenging tasks that requires extraordinary effort and out-of-the-box thinking. After its success in combating child labour in the country, this is the challenge that Sri Lanka faces. In a collaborative effort that […]
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Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Model Toward Preventing and Eradicating Child Labour in the Agricultural Sector
Development Assistance 30 September 2020
This article examines the field experience of World Vision’s Campos de Esperanza project, a U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)-funded programme that aims to promote labour rights and prevent child labour in the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico. The piece provides an overview of the project interventions that have proven to show early signs of […]
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Symposium: Uncovering and Eradicating Child Labour in Hidden Supply Chains
Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains 29 September 2020
Hem Moktan is my colleague at GoodWeave in Nepal where he manages educational programming and care of former child labourers and children at-risk of exploitation. Hem rescued some of these same children from labour in his previous role as a supply chain inspection officer for GoodWeave. As a former child labourer himself, this work is […]
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Symposium: The Path to 2025: Lessons from Efforts to Combat Child Labour
Survivor and Victim Support 28 September 2020
Target 8.7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals calls for the end of all forms of child labour by 2025. Last year, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Global commitment to eradicate child labour has thus remained unflinching, and multilateral institutions, specially the […]
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Vulnerability to Human Trafficking and a Framework for Anti-Trafficking Action
Migration and Displacement 11 September 2020
Between October 2017 and January 2018, the University of Bedfordshire and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a series of Shared Learning Events in Albania, Viet Nam and Nigeria to understand contexts for human trafficking to the United Kingdom. Subsequently, we conducted a primarily qualitative study and published a final report titled, “Between Two […]
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Migration and Labour: A Comparative Study between Brazil and Angola
Migration and Displacement 2 September 2020
In this study, we identified different survival strategies and the everyday forms of resistance of rural labourers in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, and three provinces in the south of Angola (Huambo, Huíla and Benguela), in an effort to guarantee their families’ livelihood. Due to the economic, political, social and cultural particularities of the two contexts under […]
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New Report Evaluates the Utility of New Technologies in Combatting Modern Slavery
Measurement and Statistical Methods 26 August 2020
A new report by the United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNUMACAU) and The Mekong Club assesses the utility and impact of new technologies in the identification of individuals vulnerable to forced labour and/or human trafficking. The report draws on three years of research and fieldwork, and the deployment of the mobile application Apprise in […]
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