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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2022 Chocolate Scorecard

The 2022 Chocolate Scorecard is out now! The biggest names in chocolate and cocoa have been evaluated and ranked on how they are tackling the big issues in the industry like child labour, pesticides, and deforestation. Find out who are the good eggs, and who is rotten, at www.chocolatescorecard.com. The 2022 Chocolate Scorecard Good Egg…

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Cobalt Exploitation

Did you know that Cobalt is an essential metal in the making of batteries for electric cars, laptops and mobile phones? As the demand for new technologies grows so too does the demand for cobalt. We all want to embrace a greener future but we also need to be aware of how the minerals required…

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30 Years Supporting Survivors

The UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery is celebrating 30 years of bringing survivors to the centre of recovery and prevention. The Fund was established by the General Assembly in 1991 (resolution 46/122) to bring relief to those whose human rights have been severely violated as a result of enrolment of children…

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Stop Trafficking!

During this International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, the October issue of Stop Trafficking! continues to focus on the many ways children are exploited to provide consumer goods and services. Articles in this issue include: Child Labour and Human Trafficking in global Supply chains Mining is one of the worst forms of child…

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Forced Labour in Tobacco

The High Court has denied a request from two major UK tobacco companies to dismiss a case which claims they have exploited Malawian farming families and engaged in child labour practices. In 2018 The Guardian reported children aged 14 and under were kept out of school and employed in hard and sometimes harmful physical labour to…

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Identifying Modern Slavery

With the passing of the Modern Slavery Act in 2018 businesses operating in Australia with an annual consolidated income of over $100 million are required to report on the risk of modern slavery in their supply chain. Reports are uploaded to the Online Register for Modern Slavery Statements. The Monash Centre for Financial Studies has…

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Stop Trafficking!

The latest issue of Stop Trafficking! focuses on the many ways children are exploited to provide consumer good and services. Progress to ending child labour has slowed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Articles in this issue of Stop Trafficking! include: Child Labour: Almost 1 of every 10 children worldwide are involved in child labour What…

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Goods Produced by Child Labour

Did you know your consumer habits may be fueling child labour? It is important that we are informed about this issue so that we can take positive steps to work against child labour. The United States Department of Labour’s Bureau of International Labour Affairs (ILAB) has conducted research to shine a light on labour abuses…

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Anti-Slavery Actions for July

The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is observed each year on 30th July. This day serves as a reminder that there is still much to be done in the work of eliminating human trafficking and slavery. There are approximately 40 million people trapped in slavery in our world. One in four of these is…

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Global Child Labour Estimates

Released ahead of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12th June, a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF  – Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward  – warns that progress to end child labour has stalled for the first time in 20 years, reversing the previous downward…

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Day Against Child Labour

Almost one in ten of all children worldwide are in child labour. They are working to harvest the cocoa for the chocolate we eat, to mine the minerals that go into our electronic devices and jewellery and to pick the cotton that goes into our garments. Especially during this International Year to Eliminate Child Labour…

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