Informal Sector

Little is known about human trafficking and labour exploitation in the informal sector. Businesses at high-risk are for example nail and hair salons, where predominantly women from vulnerable communities and the global South countries are forced to work extensive hours for no or little wage at all. The workers’ health is also at risk as they are constantly exposed to harsh chemicals without wearing proper protective clothing.

Image: Pushkar, street vendor by Arian Zwegers, posted on flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Cambodia’s trafficked brides: The escalating phenomenon of forced marriage in China
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03 May 2022

When: May 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Report launch: Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:00-17:30 ICT (Cambodia/Vietnam) | 11:00-12:30 CEST (Austria) | 10:00-11:30 BST (UK) The number of women travelling from Cambodia to China for forced or arranged marriages has surged since 2016 and experienced a further spike...

Malaysia’s Human Trafficking Routes: What the collective data tells us about migrant worker exploitation
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12 November 2021

We are pleased to share a new report that captures the movements of migrant workers coming to Malaysia, based on data contributions from International Domestic Workers Federation, Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor, Migrant CARE Malaysia, Human Trafficking Watch, Penang Diocese Migrant...

What makes people Vulnerable to Human Trafficking?
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12 November 2021

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 get...

The Voice of British Survivors of Modern Slavery
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12 November 2021

British survivors of modern day slavery are not being adequately listened to or heard in the antislavery sector, let alone across the UK. Yet they are the now the largest cohort in the Government’s annual modern slavery referral data. This...

Data Collection in the Context of Trafficking in Human Beings and Exploitation in Germany
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13 October 2021

The report contains a first evaluation of the KOK data tool with over 700 cases of human trafficking and exploitation entered between January 2020 and the end of June 2021. Compared to the situation report on human trafficking published annually...

Corruption and Contemporary Forms of Slavery: Examining Relationships and Addressing Policy Gaps
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30 September 2021

Corruption is an underlying cause of and a facilitating tool for practices arising from contemporary forms of slavery; it is essential to creating the conditions for a low-cost, low-risk, high-profit illicit trade in vulnerable individuals. Yet, corruption and contemporary forms...

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