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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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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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Breaking the Vicious Circle: Climate Change, Environmental Destruction and Contemporary Slavery
27 April 2021
Climate change is negatively affecting many of the poorest people in the world and is increasing vulnerability to exploitation and abuse. In my recent report with Anti-Slavery International, From a Vicious to a Virtuous Circle, I draw on research from Bolivia and Peru to outline how climate change and environmental destruction are destabilizing livelihoods, driving unsafe migration […]
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Using Frontier Technologies to Advance Palermo
27 April 2021
Researchers Sophie Zinser and Dr Hannah Thinyane’s recent article in the Yale Journal of International Affairs examines the utility of frontier technologies — specifically expert systems and blockchain — to support successful prosecution and remediation of trafficking cases under the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children (the Palermo […]
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University of Nottingham Rights Lab Publishes Briefing on COVID-19 Impacts on Modern Slavery in Sudan
20 April 2021
The University of Nottingham Rights Lab, with Global Partners Governance, Royal United Services Institute and Waging Peace, has published an emerging findings briefing on COVID-19’s impacts on modern slavery in Sudan based on a systematic evidence review and five semi-structured interviews with individuals working on human trafficking or modern slavery in the country. Several key […]
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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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