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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”

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”

Eliminating slavery and improving working conditions in global supply chains: A webinar with WBCSD, slavefreetrade and Thomson Reuters Foundation

Eliminating slavery and improving working conditions in global supply chains: A webinar with WBCSD, slavefreetrade and Thomson Reuters Foundation On July 23, slavefreetrade’s CEO, Brian Iselin, participated in a webinar ‘Eliminating slavery and improving working conditions in global supply chains‘, hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), alongside Charlotte Davis, Inclusive EconomiesContinue reading “Eliminating slavery and improving working conditions in global supply chains: A webinar with WBCSD, slavefreetrade and Thomson Reuters Foundation”