Buy Better Chocolate

A better chocolate is better for people and the planet! It’s free of child labor, provides a living income for cocoa farmers, empowers women, and cares for the environment. Be Slavery Free has surveyed the world’s chocolate companies to find out what’s really going into the chocolate you buy. The 5th edition of the Chocolate Scorecard is…

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Trick or Treat?

If you’re looking for a real fright this Halloween, look at what might be going into your favourite chocolate treat! Child labour? Farmer poverty? Harmful pesticides and farming chemicals? We deserve better, and so do cocoa farmers! Be Slavery Free surveyed the biggest chocolate companies on the planet to find out who is doing good…

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Buying Chocolate at Halloween

Love it or hate it, Halloween certainly has picked up momentum in Australia. As chocolate sales go through the roof, here is a stark reminder that as Halloween is celebrated it could be at the cost of child labour in cocoa fields in places such as West Africa! How do you know if your Halloween…

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Alarming Rise in Global Slavery

A new document produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and the International Office for Migration (IOM) highlights an alarming increase in the number of people experiencing forced labour and forced marriage on any one day. Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage puts this figure at just on 50…

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Stop Trafficking – September 2022

The September 2022 issue of Stop Trafficking! highlights some excerpts from the 2022 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Articles in this issue include: Models of Survivor Engagement, State Sponsored Human Trafficking, Forced Labour: the Hidden Cost of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, The Climate Crisis: Exacerbating Vulnerabilities, Forced Labour and the Clean Energy Trasnsition. At…

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Fairtrade Sports Balls

The September page of the 2022 ACRATH Calendar encourages the purchase of Fairtrade sports balls to reduce the rsik of slavery. Did you know that the leading producer of sports balls in the world is Pakistan, which produces approximately 70% of the world’s sports balls? Other Asian countries are also major producers? Pakistan produces 40…

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Stop Trafficking – August 2022

The August edition of Stop Trafficking! considers the ways in which human trafficking and child and forced labour could be behind the food on our table. The articles in this issuee include: Child and Forced Labour in the Chocolate Industry Are the Labels on Chocolate Meaningful Your hamburger or glass of milk could be tainted…

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Trafficking in Agriculture

The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and girls, Ms. Siobhán Mullally, expressed her grave concern about trafficking in the agriculture sector. In her  June 2022 report to the UN Human Rights Council she stated: “The growth of agribusiness and the power of corporations, combined with the rapid pace of climate change…

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End child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour is observed each year on 12th June. The 2022 theme for this day is Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour. The day aims to highlight the plight of working children and to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour. A 2022 International Labour Organization…

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Poverty Drives Child Labour

In a message sent to Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labor Organization (ILO), on the occasion of the fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor held May 15-20 in Durban, South Africa, Pope Francis said poverty and inequality, which are major factors in child labor exploitation, must be addressed. “While significant progress…

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Chocolate Scorecard Rankings

What is your favourite brand of chocolate? How does it rank on the 2022 Chocolate Scorecrad? Easter Eggs may have disappeared from supermaarket shelves but chocolate is enjoyed all year round. It is therefore important that we are aware of what is in the chocolate we purchase. As consumers we need to demand choclate that…

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Stop Trafficking April 2022

The presence of child trafficking and forced labour in the production of food is the topic for the April edition of Stop Trafficking! When we sit down for a meal we don’t often think about how the food came to our table. Unfortunately the demand for cheaper products also increases the demand for cheap labour…

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