The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on global garment supply chains, and the situation will get far worse before it gets better. As clothing outlets have been shut by lockdowns in developed market economies, sinking demand for apparel, brands and retailers have moved quickly to cancel or postpone production orders – refusing, in many cases, to pay for clothing their supplier factories have already produced. The result has been the partial or complete shutdown of thousands of factories in producing countries. As a result, millions of factory workers have been sent home, often without legally-mandated pay or severance.

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What makes people Vulnerable to Human Trafficking?
Publications

Blue Dragon’s mission is to provide exceptional care for children in crisis, while creating longterm change for a better world. Blue Dragon has two long-term goals: ensuring all street children in Hanoi have access to services and opportunities to...Read More

What works to end modern slavery? A review of evidence on policy and interventions in the context of justice
GuidancePublications

The purposes of the study was to examine what is known about effective policy to achieve SDG Target 8.7 in the context of justice, by: (1) collecting and collating existing evidence on what works; (2) identifying the range of claims and hypotheses c...Read More

Kenya’s human trafficking routes: new data insights into high activity locations and regional risk
Publications

In August 2019, Stop the Traffik Kenya (STTK) and Freedom Collaborative (FC), a project operated by Liberty Shared, had conducted a data collection exercise with civil society organizations (CSOs) in Kenya, to report on known human trafficking and h...Read More

TAGS: Africa
Seabound: The Journey to Modern Slavery on the High Seas
Publications

For several years now, international media has shone a spotlight on the inhumane working conditions of migrant fishers from Southeast Asia. The vessels they work on reportedly use destructive, illegal, and unreported methods, which take a heavy toll...Read More