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

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

Revealing what is hidden in plain sight: World Photography Day x World Humanitarian Day

Revealing what is hidden in plain sight: World Photography Day x World Humanitarian Day 19th August 2021  This 19th of August 2021, we celebrate World Photography Day and World Humanitarian Day, to pay tribute to the humanitarian workers around the world risking their life in their mission to help those most vulnerable.   This occasion offersContinue reading “Revealing what is hidden in plain sight: World Photography Day x World Humanitarian Day”

Analysing the gendered dimensions of modern slavery

Analysing the gendered dimensions of modern slavery Being a woman, or being poor, is not the cause for modern slavery. However, specific vulnerabilities put certain groups of individuals, e.g. women, at a higher risk of being exploited. As stated by the French National Center for Scientific Research1 (CNRS), “modern-day slavery is the exploitation of vulnerability”.  Continue reading “Analysing the gendered dimensions of modern slavery”

Youth on the frontline of the fight against modern slavery: slavefreetrade and CAS Trips hackathon

Youth on the frontline of the fight against modern slavery: slavefreetrade and CAS Trips hackathon   Including the next generation in the fight against modern slavery  A priority in slavefreetrade’s approach in tackling modern slavery is the principle of inclusiveness. Global modern slavery takes many forms, implicitly and explicitly affecting countless people beyond state borders, socio-economicContinue reading “Youth on the frontline of the fight against modern slavery: slavefreetrade and CAS Trips hackathon”

Taking Action Against Child Labor

Taking Action Against Child Labor June is International Children’s month, designated as such following the ratification of the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Prior to this, in 1857, the second Sunday in June was deemed Children’s Day by Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, a pastor of the Universal Church.  It was initiated asContinue reading “Taking Action Against Child Labor”

Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Virginia Garcia Romero, Youth Coordinator

Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Virginia Garcia Romero, Youth Coordinator Virginia Garcia Romero is a Youth Coordinator in the Secretariat of slavefreetrade, where she works on building a community of young allies ready to take a stand against modern slavery. She speaks to us about what drew her to slavefreetrade, her conviction in youths as beingContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Virginia Garcia Romero, Youth Coordinator”

Is slave-free more expensive?: The true costs of the products we buy

Is slave-free more expensive?: The true costs of the products we buy Putting the assumption to the test Many consumers assume that slave-free products are too costly and out of their reach, but this is not necessarily the case. Social sustainability does not automatically equate to higher prices, and the reverse is true: a highContinue reading “Is slave-free more expensive?: The true costs of the products we buy”

Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Seda Onek, Human Resources Director at slavefreetrade and advocate for women in the workplace

Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Seda Onek, Human Resources Director at slavefreetrade and advocate for women in the workplace Seda is an HR leader who has over 12 years of experience leading HR initiatives in the medical device and hospitality industries, in start-up and corporate organizations. She especially enjoys the opportunity to help others, which isContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet Seda Onek, Human Resources Director at slavefreetrade and advocate for women in the workplace”

An Interview with Business and Human Rights Expert, Veronica Rubio

An Interview with Business and Human Rights Expert, Veronica Rubio slavefreetrade had the opportunity to virtually sit down with Veronica Rubio, Senior Advisor at Vectra International and a lawyer specialized in international trade and human rights. Rubio has 19 years of experience in promoting sustainable supply chains, social corporate responsibility, and small farmers’ access toContinue reading “An Interview with Business and Human Rights Expert, Veronica Rubio”