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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”

Expert series: Protecting human rights at sea

Expert series: Protecting human rights at sea The views expressed in this article are the author’s considered opinion How do you regulate and monitor an industry that is largely “out of sight, out of mind”?  The fishing industry often operates hundreds, if not thousands, of miles from shore and the practice of at-sea transhipment, whereContinue reading “Expert series: Protecting human rights at sea”

Freedom and the Power of Our Imagination: How Digital Innovation Can Help to End Modern Slavery

Freedom and the Power of Our Imagination: How Digital Innovation Can Help to End Modern Slavery  Imagination is key in converting mathematics into philosophy. Since the first ever imagined version of a “computer” in the 19th century, it took Ada Lovelace’s poetic inheritance to envision Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine and Analytical Machine as more thanContinue reading “Freedom and the Power of Our Imagination: How Digital Innovation Can Help to End Modern Slavery”

3 principles for building a successful collaboration to fight modern slavery

Expert Series: 3 principles for building a successful collaboration to fight modern slavery About the author: Camila Gómez Wills is a program manager with 5 years of experience working with private firms, government agencies, and international funders to develop actionable responsible sourcing policies. She develops bespoke strategies to address high-risk ESG business issues and isContinue reading “3 principles for building a successful collaboration to fight modern slavery”

Diversity and Inclusion: Why Women (and the World) Deserve Better

Diversity and Inclusion: Why Women (and the World) Deserve Better We’ve come so far. Yet, in a world where women lead some of the strongest democracies, including those which have scored top marks in holding back the ravages of COVID-19, we still wake up in the morning confronted with headlines of a high-ranking male director ofContinue reading Diversity and Inclusion: Why Women (and the World) Deserve Better

Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights

Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights SMEs in the business and human rights landscape The business and human rights agenda has been steadily gaining traction. Yet, much of the focus has remained on the role of larger corporations and MNCs. Globally, legislative initiatives aimed at strengthening human rights due diligence and reportingContinue reading “Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights”

How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing

How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing The views expressed in this article are the author’s considered opinion. The rules for doing business have changed: without visibility there is no accountability, says Stephen Whyte, Managing Director, QADEX. Only those most adaptable to change will survive. Darwin’s view, takenContinue reading “How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing”