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‘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”

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”

Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence?

Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence? About the Author: Veronica Rubio is a lawyer specialized in international trade and human rights, with a master’s degree in Bioethics. For the last 19 years she has worked promoting sustainable supply chains, social corporate responsibility andContinue reading “Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence?”

Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry

Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry Marcelo Hidalgo is the founder of Seafoodmatter, as well as the director and co-founder of On-board Social Accountability, a not-for-profit organization based in New Zealand. Currently the Sustainability Director of the Fishing Industry Association of Papua New Guinea, he has been working in the seafood supply chainContinue reading “Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry”