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An Interview with Valiant Richey, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings: Part I

An Interview with Valiant Richey, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings: Part I Valiant Richey is the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, where he represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues, and assists Participating States in the development and implementation ofContinue reading “An Interview with Valiant Richey, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings: Part I”

Faces of slavefreetrade: An Interview with Susanne Fries-Palm, Chief Operating Officer

Faces of slavefreetrade: An Interview with Susanne Fries-Palm, Chief Operating Officer Susanne Fries-Palm is the Chief Operating Officer at slavefreetrade, bringing more than 24 years of experience in the IT & telecommunications, manufacturing & production and medical devices sector. Having worked across corporate, SME and start-up organisations, she currently focuses on building up teams, defining operationalContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: An Interview with Susanne Fries-Palm, Chief Operating Officer”

‘Courage to Advance Change’: Get to know slavefreetrade’s Youth Team!

‘Courage to Advance Change’: Get to know slavefreetrade’s Youth Team! On International Youth Day, our Youth Program Coordinators were asked to speak about what drew them to slavefreetrade and the meaning behind their signature hashtag #Youth4Freedom. Our Youth Coordinators Giulia Capone, ItalyPassionate about fighting inequalities,Gender Studies and Sustainable Development. Virginia Garcia Romero, Uruguay & ItalyPassionateContinue reading “‘Courage to Advance Change’: Get to know slavefreetrade’s Youth Team!”

Giving Voice to the Leaders of Tomorrow, Today: International Youth Day

Giving Voice to the Leaders of Tomorrow, Today: International Youth Day  “For new results to be achieved, youth should be put at the center and prioritized in such discussions. They should not be seen as recipients or targets only, but as fundamental contributors and partners towards the identification of new and innovative solutions…”  – excerpt from theContinue reading “Giving Voice to the Leaders of Tomorrow, Today: International Youth Day”

Faces of slavefreetrade: Women in Tech interview with Nneka Edozien

Faces of slavefreetrade: Women in Tech interview with Nneka Edozien Nneka Edozien is a Web Developer at slavefreetrade, where she contributes her technical skills and extensive experience in web development, data analysis and digital communication to support slavefreetrade’s mission of eliminating modern slavery. She discusses what it’s like to work in the tech industry asContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: Women in Tech interview with Nneka Edozien”

Listen, Acknowledge, Act: Giving A Voice to Survivors to Combat Human Trafficking

Listen, Acknowledge, Act: Giving A Voice to Survivors to Combat Human Trafficking  This World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is themed on listening to the survivors. Hearing people tell their stories can be painful for those listening as well as those recounting past horrors. Victims come from different age groups and ethnic backgrounds, and are takenContinue reading “Listen, Acknowledge, Act: Giving A Voice to Survivors to Combat Human Trafficking”

A gender perspective on modern slavery

A gender perspective on modern slavery Modern slavery is all around us. We constantly encounter products of modern slavery, be it our smartphones, clothes or many other items in our daily lives. Global estimates indicate that an unacceptable 40 million women, men and children are trapped in modern slavery around the world today, but theContinue reading “A gender perspective on modern slavery”

How tech is transforming the fight against modern slavery

How tech is transforming the fight against modern slavery Libertas™ is slavefreetrade’s distributed human source intelligence system, which provides real-time feedback on labour conditions directly from workers on the ground, in order to ensure human rights compliant goods & services. How is this tool transforming traditional approaches to supply chain human rights monitoring and helpingContinue reading “How tech is transforming the fight against modern slavery”

Healing Wounds: Reparations for Historical Injustices

Healing Wounds: Reparations for Historical Injustices Last month, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) released an official statement acknowledging and apologising for the history of its inheritance. JRF has admitted that the origin of its trusts is stained by practices that benefited from colonial slavery. As an anti-poverty care provider, operating in the UK to provideContinue reading “Healing Wounds: Reparations for Historical Injustices”

Healing Wounds: Intersections in the fight against slavery, racism and poverty

Healing Wounds: Intersections in the fight against slavery, racism and poverty  As a society we are still learning how to live equally and fairly. As such, there remain several different ways that we allow our neighbours to be treated poorly, abused and stripped of their basic human rights. Poverty is permitted to flourish even inContinue reading “Healing Wounds: Intersections in the fight against slavery, racism and poverty”