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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 ...


 

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