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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.

Global initiative to explore the sexual exploitation of boys
GuidancePublications
01 April 2021

In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a gap in the global understanding of how child sexual exploitation affects boys. While data on the prevalence of all child sexual exploitation is generally lacking, when data does...

TAGS:Asia
Assessing Labor Risk for Workers Migrating from the Philippines to Europe
GuidancePublications
01 March 2021

Millions of people from the Philippines have migrated abroad for employment, seeking a better life and improved economic status for themselves and their families. Today, over 10 million Filipinos are estimated to live and work internationally, with 368,000 Filipino citizens...

State of compliance with decent work principles in Pakistan’s brick kiln sector
GuidancePublications
01 March 2021

The “Promoting Decent Work in Brick Kilns” project, conducted by the Trust for Democratic ducation and Accountability (TDEA) in partnership with Pattan Development Organization (Pattan) and Sangat Development Foundation (SDF) with Solidarity Center support, has contributed toward investigating the critical...

TAGS:Asia
Sustainable fisheries and human rights: Opportunities to address the true cost of Thailand’s seafood
GuidancePublications
01 March 2021

The fishing industry in Thailand fell under global scrutiny in 2014 for the significant human rights violations at sea. Personal stories of victims who had worked for years at sea with little food and constant physical abuse created enough global...

Reflecting on the year that was: Lessons from the covid frontlines
COVID-19 resourcesPublications
27 January 2021

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on those most vulnerable to forced labour and human trafficking. Around the world, communities already suffering from poverty and exploitation have borne the brunt of the pandemic and its economic fallout. This report shares...

Working in Marks and Spencer’s food and footwear supply chains
Publications
14 January 2021

Marks & Spencer (M&S) sets itself high standards. Its Plan A was widely recognized as breaking new ground in sustainability reporting when it was launched in 2016. In addition, M&S has achieved high rankings on human rights indices and, based...

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