States must "reaffirm their commitment, in the strongest terms possible, to the full, effective, and meaningful implementation of SDG 8.7". The recent UN summit saw vast failure to address SDG 8.7. This goal calls for, "immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking". Read the full letter here, and send to your ambassador/connections in government.
The act would prevent migrants who arrive through irregular channels of migration from being granted asylum – no matter if they are minors, modern slavery victims, or fleeing persecution. The UN stated this will have “profound consequences for people in need of international protection”. By criminalizing survivors and abandoning vulnerable populations, the bill will drastically fuel exploitation. https://www.jcwi.org.uk/not-in-our-name-sign-our-open-letter-to-the-pm
What organizations and activists should know about modern slavery. Our global economic system is driven by exploitation, and only by working across sectors to combat the root causes of modern slavery can we remedy this. This guide is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather a jumping-off point for understanding how to address the intersectionalities of the modern slavery crisis. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-CvWx-83VwImO4jpnld8GDvP9ESG-H5O/view?usp=sharing
Supporting refugees is key to combating vulnerabilities which lead to trafficking and exploitation. Migrants, especially those fleeing conflict, are disproportionately affected by this crisis. You can donate here to support efforts to aid those in Sudan. So far, the money has gone to buying food, baby formula for refugees arriving in Medani, orphanages, shelters for homeless individuals, and more. 100% of the money goes to on the ground aid teams. https://gofund.me/849cf489
Own a small business? Work in business management? Learn how business owners can work to prevent forced labor. Forced labor exists across the supply chain and it is imperative that those who make sourcing and labor decisions are equipped with the tools to ensure they are operating ethically.
Re:StructureLab's Blueprint for what governments, investors, and firms must do to create a more ethical global economy. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6055c0601c885456ba8c962a/t/61bcf4710097bc6f61e7c360/1639773297563/RSL_Blueprint_2021_AW.pdf
Assisting migrants — through safe channels of migration, protecting undocumented populations, the right to work, etc. — is key to preventing trafficking. Yet, far too often a lack of understanding causes human trafficking and smuggling to be wrongly conflated, leading to policies that end up leaving migrants vulnerable.
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