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Targets include collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and waste; to support all people to enter and progress in employment; and to lead the fight to eradicate modern slavery. Peter Andrews, BRC's head of sustainability, said: "We identified five SDGs which the retail industry ...
Suspected cases of modern slavery victims in the UK have tripled since 2013, fuelled by inner city children trafficking drugs. Last year, 5,145 potential victims were referred to the National Crime Agency (NCA) – up from 1,745 in 2013 – many due to fears that children and teenagers are being exploited to ...

“I would urge anyone who has any information about this type of crime or is concerned about someone being a potential victim to call Cheshire Police on 101. Alternatively, if you do not feel comfortable contacting police directly, you can also call the national modern slavery helpline on 0800 0121 700.” ...
The Taking Freedom book series, a collaboration between The Social Justice Foundation, the Service Employees International Union's Racial Justice Center, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), is intended to address a wide range of issues, from housing ...
Modern slavery is a brutal abuse, denying people their dignity, safety and freedom. It affects millions worldwide and thousands here in the UK. In order to see more victims rescued and more perpetrators behind bars, experts need to know about the scales, causes and consequences of modern slavery and ...
The UK experience provides the Australian government with the opportunity to learn valuable lessons which will assist in alleviating the uncertainty about the requirements of the proposed Australian Modern Slavery legislation. By collaborating with corporations and civil service organisations such as ...

Members of a Slovakian family have today (10 April) been convicted of trafficking people into the United Kingdom and forcing them to work for little or no pay. Five members of the Newcastle-based Rafael family were found guilty of the systematic exploitation of homeless, unemployed and vulnerable people ...
Most victims of labor exploitation — “one of the most challenging aspects of 'modern-day slavery,'” according to GRETA — are male, and tend to work in sectors such as agriculture, hospitality and fisheries. Female victims are most likely to work in domestic or care work and fall prey to both labor and sexual ...
It is hardly surprising that the most egregious forms of exploitation should appear where economic, legal and moral responsibility has been deliberately diffused. Modern slavery is the flipside of the coin that has seen corporates offshore their profits and dodge tax. Both represent a sloughing-off of what were ...
Fourteen people are being supported by authorities after police raids targeting suspected forced labour. Essex Police said a warrant was executed to rescue the victims of modern slavery in Grays, Essex, on Sunday. It said all of the victims were given medical treatment, food and clothing, and have been ...
Scottish recruitment agency Brightwork has formed a partnership with the charity Migrant Help to guarantee employment opportunities for victims of human trafficking. Based in Edinburgh with a second office in Glasgow, Brightwork has established a number of initiatives to battle modern slavery. In 2016 ...
The forum was held to discuss the expected introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia in 2018, which would include the requirement for businesses to report on efforts to address slavery in their supply chains. Jenny Stanger, the national manager of The Salvation Army's Freedom Partnership to End ...
When we hear the word “slavery,” most think of the enslavement of African-Americans that occurred over 150 years ago on plantations in the southern United States. Very few are aware that slavery still exists in our world today. Modern day slavery is not based on skin color or class, it is solely based on ...
The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference will take place in London 19-April 20, 2018. The purpose of the Conference is to equip businesses with actionable insights and an understanding of how forced labor and human rights violations can be eradicated from their supply ...
They discussed greater cooperation in combating the global scourge and horrific crimes of human trafficking of the vulnerable people into modern slavery. Such cooperation is absolutely essential to find an efficient global response and local action to save the victims and challenge the criminals. Human ...
The Government has confirmed that weekly subsistence payments for victims of modern slavery are being cut by more than 40%. The move was denounced by senior backbench MP Frank Field, who said it would “benefit slave drivers and exploiters” by forcing destitute people back into their clutches.
A multi-agency inspection was launched last Friday and has continued through the week, investigating three different carwashes in the Shirley area. After a second visit, one of the carwashes on Stratford Road was said to have a dangerous electrical system and no access to toilet facilities or appropriate ...

The Prime Minister has made tackling modern slavery a personal priority since coming into office, denouncing it earlier this week as "barbaric". The Home Office insisted there was no reduction in the total sums being spent on support for modern slavery victims. Officials said the system was being brought in ...
Criminal gangs are at the heart of modern slavery, using people as commodities to rack up profits and consign millions to modern day slavery. “The ILO estimates modern slavery is a $150billion worldwide industry. Often unwittingly, due to a lack of awareness of who is working in their global supply chains, ...
The man applied for leave to remain as a victim of trafficking but the Home Office said it would send him back to Ghana. Photograph: Kirsty O'Connor/PA. A man who spent more than two decades as a slave has won a significant victory in the court of appeal, in a ruling which could lead to many more victims ...
LONDON, April 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Modern-day slavery underpins Britain's construction industry where tens of thousands of European migrants work in dangerous conditions without pay or a proper contract and suffer verbal abuse and beatings, anti-trafficking charities said on Monday.
Institutional slavery was supposedly outlawed in 1865. So why is it that a system where workers, who are unfairly forced into the system, are paid pennies a day and “rented” and “traded” around is still in existence? People are generally familiar with some of the other problematic lobbies, such as the NRA ...
The Central Valley's 9th Annual Conference on Human Trafficking on Tuesday will present workshops and speakers aimed at ending modern day slavery, according to the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission. Held at the Clovis Veteran's Memorial District at 808 4th St., the theme of this year's ...
What if young people learned about modern slavery, and what if they used their knowledge to teach others? What if they used their energy and creativity to make a difference in the fight to end this crime? That's the thinking behind #MyFreedomDay, a day when CNN encourages students to raise awareness ...
The Prime Minister's Modern Slavery Taskforce - including ministers, prosecutors, police and intelligence chiefs - is meeting to discuss action needed to tackle the scourge. "Modern slavery destroys the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society," said Mrs May, who has made the issue a major ...
Barchester Healthcare is one of the largest independent care providers in the UK. As an operator of over 200 care homes we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional levels of care to our residents, with each care plan tailored to an individual's requirements. As the face of Barchester Healthcare, our employees are a key ...
... a programme which includes creating two positions. The project comes from a review undertaken by the Home Office that established a number of weaknesses in its National Referral Mechanism (NRM). This is the framework for identifying victims of human trafficking or modern slavery and ensuring they ...
Karen Bradley, the UK Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime has said 'modern slavery is an appalling crime that has no place in today's society. Yet these figures show it is taking place here, often out of sight, in shops, fields, building sites and behind the curtains of ordinary streets'. It is on the ...
The discussions, which took place in Port Louis, Mauritius, are part of ASOS' ongoing commitment to combating modern slavery. Presentations from Mauritian and Bangladeshi governments, the International Labour Organization, the IndustriALL Union, the Ethical Trading Initiative and Anti-Slavery ...
Wonder what those red X's are that students at the University of Tennessee were wearing on their hands on Thursday? Thursday was "Shine a Light on Slavery" Day and the students and others across the country were wearing the X as part of a campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking through ...
NORFOLK, Va. - Students at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk could be seen with red "X's" on their hands on Thursday in a protest against modern-day slavery and human trafficking. The protest was in participation with the nationwide "End It Movement". "It's a topic that everybody needs to talk about ...
Bob Corker was scheduled to be on the UT campus Thursday to shine light on the darkness of modern slavery. “There is no part of being an American that is more essential than understanding our struggle with race,” Alexander said in Memphis. “And there are no more important stops on the Civil Rights ...
Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking in Southwest Texas In Texas, victims of human trafficking — the most common type of modern-day slavery — number more than 300,000. That total includes nearly 79,000 minors who are victims of sex trafficking, according to a Texas Public Radio report. St. Mary's ...
Five people have been arrested during simultaneous raids in Derby and Latvia as part of an investigation into modern slavery and human trafficking. Two men and two women were arrested at two houses in Latvia on Tuesday, while a 32-year-old woman was arrested at a house in St James' Road, ...
Governments and the seafood industry would dramatically improve their ability to identify and suppress human trafficking if they focused on the subtler "invisible" abuses of power. The operators of complex supply chains should seek feedback from workers rather than relying on traditional audits and ...
Thirteen Polish nationals suspected of "modern slavery" have been arrested in central England while five alleged victims have been "safeguarded", police said. Photo: West Midlands Police/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0). Police carried out simultaneous raids on a number of homes in Handsworth, ...
Thirteen Polish nationals suspected of "modern slavery" have been arrested in central England while five alleged victims have been "safeguarded", police said. Photo: West Midlands Police/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0). Police carried out simultaneous raids on a number of homes in Handsworth, ...
“The more that we look for modern slavery, the more we find evidence of the widespread abuse of the vulnerable,” Will Kerr, of the UK National Crime Agency, said last year. “We know that once they have been formally identified as victims of slavery, most victims are not given a secure immigration status or ...
Thirteen people have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery in Birmingham, West Midlands Police have said. Officers carried out raids in Handsworth as part of an investigation into the exploitation of eastern European workers. Nine men and four women, aged between 18 and 60 and all Polish ...
Leading businessmen, philanthropists and politicians have announced a new global fund for ending modern slavery. The public-private partnership plans to develop a new $1.5bn (£1.1bn) fund “to coordinate a coherent, global strategy to address modern slavery”. Speaking at the Davos conference in ...
This builds on the Group's pioneering job creation programme in the north-west of England, which offered permanent employment to survivors of modern slavery. The next step is a national scheme which will enable other enlightened employers throughout the country to do the same. The Group is working ...
The European Commission has called on member states to enhance exchange of information and help conduct more effective investigations on rising human trafficking inside the EU, officials told EURACTIV.com. “Precisely on the point of information exchange, the Commission is encouraging member ...
Two brothers jailed for modern slavery offences have been ordered to repay £167,650 in criminal gains. Erwin and Krystian Markowski, from Nottingham, trafficked men from Poland to work at Sports Direct's Derbyshire warehouse and kept most of their wages. Police said investigations found the duo made ...
At least seven police forces in England have not charged a single person under modern slavery legislation introduced more than two years ago. The Modern Slavery Act was put in place in May 2015 to make prosecution easier and help protect victims. But despite a rising number of reports under the act, ...
The best defense against the scourge of human trafficking may in fact be common citizens who see something and report it. The next best thing we can do is cast a lifeline to those who are at risk — whether they have been forced into labor for someone else, or consigned to the commercial sex trade against ...
Local authorities are calling on members of the public to be alert to signs of modern-day slavery, as research suggests worrying gaps in reporting across Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lancashire. The number of people referred to the government's national referral mechanism (NRM), which identifies ...
The exhibition, called 'Invisible People', comes as part of the National Crime Agency's Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking campaign. The objective of the exhibition is to create a public understanding that victims may be hidden within their communities and to alert people to the signs and how to report ...
What can ordinary citizens do to help stop modern day slavery in our midst? According to the U.S. Department of State, you can: Learn the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. These include living with an employer or in cramped living conditions, signs of ...
Shoaib Ahmed is a Bangladeshi asylum seeker whom ICE has imprisoned in the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, a private prison run by CoreCivic (formerly the notorious Corrections Corporation of America, where he has been placed in solitary confinement -- a form of torture -- for refusing "voluntary" labor.
Chief Inspector Lisa Hogan said: “Many victims of modern day slavery may not see themselves as victims, or may not have the courage to come forward and talk about. It is really important that we raise awareness of the signs people should look out for. If anyone suspects modern day slavery is taking place ...


 

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