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Hidden in Plain Sight: Trafficking in Forced Displacement Contexts
31 Mac 2022
Uganda is home to over 1.5 million refugees (as of 28 February 2022), with many more currently pouring in via Bunagana, Kisoro district in southwestern Uganda as of 28 March 2022. The complexity of forced migration and refugee movement make the likelihood of human trafficking a reality in plain sight — movement at a moment’s […]
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Lack of Data as a Telling Indicator: What the Dearth of a Robust Evidence Base Can Tell Us About Countering Human Trafficking
31 Mac 2022
The Delta 8.7 Forum focuses on the data and evidence used to measure progress towards achieving Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Contributions to this Forum are thus expected to provide policy actors and responders with substantiated, data-informed news related to Target 8.7, with a specific aim at identifying effective measures and […]
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Identifying, Addressing and Preventing Trafficking in Refugee Communities: Lessons from the Uganda Policy Research Workshop
31 Mac 2022
Refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and people on the move in crisis are acknowledged to be communities vulnerable to human trafficking. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this vulnerability by closing schools, diminishing access to social services, and putting lockdowns into effect that increase domestic violence and risk for informal sector and domestic workers. In November 2021, […]
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Cash Transfers and Vulnerable Populations: Understanding Pandemic-Era Interventions Through a Modern Slavery Prevention Lens
30 Mac 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed widespread gaps in protection for vulnerable workers and has brought new attention to the importance of social protection policies to mitigate risk of exploitation in the context of crisis. In response to COVID-19, governments across the world took measures to protect vulnerable populations from the adverse impacts of the pandemic. However, […]
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Promising Initiatives to Address Wage Theft
29 Mac 2022
A new report by the Migrant Justice Institute outlines promising practices to address the rampant wage theft affecting migrant workers. The study specifically looks at initiatives around the world that facilitate access to justice for migrant workers who are seeking restitution for wage theft. Ultimately, the report argues that to effectively detect and provide remedy […]
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Spotlight on Ghana: What Works to Address Modern Slavery
29 Mac 2022
How do you identify best practices to end modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour child labour in the context of a particular country or industry? Delta 8.7 — a global Knowledge Platform — hosts country policy research workshops focused on that question. In order to identify and scale up action, each Delta 8.7 workshop explores […]
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Analysis from OSCE Finds Lack of Regulatory Framework for Addressing the Use of Technology in Human Trafficking
18 Mac 2022
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) produced an analysis on the policies in place to respond to technology-facilitated human trafficking (human trafficking using digital technologies at any part of the offense). The analysis, developed by the OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human beings, found that […]
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Estimating Young Women Working in Kathmandu’s Adult Entertainment Sector: A Hybrid Application of Respondent Driven Sampling and Venue Site Sampling
18 Mac 2022
A new study by Kyle Vince, Meredith Dank, Orla Jackson, Sheldon X. Zhang, and Weidi Lu funded by The Freedom Fund, that was published in the Journal of Human Trafficking, estimates prevalence of young women working in the adult entertainment sector in Kathmandu to develop both a methodology for prevalence studies of hidden populations as […]
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Walk Free Report Assesses UK and Australian Modern Slavery Act Statements Produced by Garment Industry
15 Mac 2022
A recent report from Walk Free and WikiRate assessed UK and Australian Modern Slavery Act statements by the garment industry and its investors, finding that compliance was shallow and did not provide adequate supply chain disclosure. The report examines the varying quality of disclosure between UK and Australian companies, notes the impact of the COVID-19 […]
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Freedom Fund Releases Report on Gender Inequality and Modern Slavery
10 Mac 2022
The Freedom Fund recently released on report on gender inequality and modern slavery. This report, while not an exhaustive set of recommendations but rather a summary of learning, outlines what we know works and what we can do to break the cycle of women and girls’ exploitation. The report also identifies key areas where gender […]
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