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According to Anti-slavery International 11.7 million people are in slavery in the Asia-Pacific region, most of them are exposed to debt bondage. The ILO estimates that at least three in every 1000 people in Asia-Pacific are trapped in modern slavery. Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors where forced labour is most often found in the Asia-Pacific region.

Disrupting Harm in Kenya
Publications
21 October 2021

Funded by the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, through its Safe Online initiative, ECPAT, INTERPOL and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti worked in partnership to design and implement a multifaceted research project on online child sexual exploitation...

Combating technology-facilitated trafficking in human beings in Central Asia and across the OSCE Asian Partners for Co-operation
News & AnalysisPublications
06 September 2021

This paper provides a brief summary of the Roundtable on ‘Combating technology-facilitated trafficking in human beings in Central Asia and across the OSCE Asian Partners for Co-operation‘, held by the OSCE on 27-28 April, 2021. The major objective of the...

Climate-induced migration and modern slavery
Publications
01 September 2021

Climate change is devastating the planet, leading to intensifying global inequality as well as disputes over land, water, and scarce resources. People are being driven to migrate within and across borders in search of resources and income, making them vulnerable...

Risks and Considerations for Businesses and Individuals with Exposure to Entities Engaged in Forced Labor and other Human Rights Abuses linked to Xinjiang, China
GuidancePublications
13 July 2021

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) government continues to carry out genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), China The PRC’s crimes against humanity...

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Money Heist : COVID 19 Wage Theft in Global Garment Supply Chains
GuidancePublications
07 July 2021

2020 was a year unlike any other. This report documents what happened to garment workers across Asia – in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Cambodia and Bangladesh, putting numbers to the 25 per cent or so wage losses suffered by...

The Five Corridors Project: Exploring Regulatory and Enforcement Mechanisms and their relationship with Fair Recruitment
GuidancePublications
02 July 2021

More and more people are migrating for work each year, making a vital contribution to the societies and economies that host them. Yet researchers continue to document an array of abusive practices that occur systematically in the recruitment of migrant...

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