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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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