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Making Forced Labour Economically Unprofitable
Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains 27 August 2018
Businesses can fight Target 8.7 exploitation from both the supply and demand side, and with their financial resources, they can help make the fight against human trafficking a fair one.
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There’s a Lot We Don’t Know About the Business of Forced Labour
Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains 23 August 2018
Given the severe levels of human suffering at stake, forced labour is an urgent problem that needs to be addressed. But the reality is there is surprisingly little reliable data on the business of forced labour, research is in its early stages, and our knowledge is still very thin.
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The Walk Free Foundation: The Role of Research in Eradicating Modern Slavery
Measurement and Statistical Methods 20 August 2018
Research plays a critical role of helping us “see” the true size and scope of modern slavery, even when so much of it remains out of sight.
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Using Existing Know-How to Tackle Modern Slavery
Health 16 August 2018
Tackling modern slavery requires both preventing people’s entry into exploitative conditions and reducing the prevalence of exploitative conditions as well as identifying the risk and protective factors related to people’s entry into exploitative work and the determinants that drive exploitative work.
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Is Modern Slavery the Domain of Organized Crime?
Law Enforcement 14 August 2018
The recognition of human trafficking and modern slavery as an organized crime problem is increasing, a nuanced understanding of how organized crime networks facilitate trafficking has been lacking.
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The Decent Work SmartLab: A Knowledge Management Initiative in Brazil
Measurement and Statistical Methods 9 August 2018
The Brazilian Federal Labour Prosecution Office's is doing innovative work with data to create more effective policies and law enforcement interventions.
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How the Freedom Fund Faces the Challenge of Measuring Impact
Measurement and Statistical Methods 7 August 2018
Measuring impact helps the Freedom Fund direct limited resources towards effective policies and interventions, but there are several key measurement challenges: How do you count the number of slavery victims? How do you standardize outcomes? And how to measure the long-term impact of interventions?
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UNODC’S Vision For Measurement of Trafficking in Persons
Measurement and Statistical Methods 30 July 2018
The international community has long-sought a way to accurately gauge the number of victims of trafficking in persons. The measurement of crime in general, and trafficking in persons specifically, is challenging because much of it remains undetected and unreported. While UNODC and others have considerable data on the number of detected cases of trafficking, the “dark figure” remains unknown.
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The Problematic Entanglements Between Civil Society and Corporations
26 July 2018
Members of the anti-trafficking civil society community are finding themselves in relationships with the very same businesses that were the focus of their ire only years before. Some non-profits believe that through increased engagement they can change for-profits. But others want us to remember that the profit motive is inherent in a corporation’s structure, organisation and daily routines.
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Thailand Ratifies the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930
5 June 2018
The Thai Labour Minister deposited the instrument of ratification of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 with the International Labour Organization on 4 June. This makes Thailand the 24th country to ratify the Protocol and the first Asian country to do so.
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