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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.

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...

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Children In Nepal: Shifting Forms Of Abuse
Publications
01 July 2021

The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a well-known problem in Kathmandu. Having seen a decade-long proliferation in the number of venues making up the adult entertainment sector (AES), frontline organisations – including the Freedom Fund and its local...

Worker-Reported Views on COVID-19 Vaccines
GuidancePublications
01 July 2021

The Royal Thai Government’s Social Security Office (SSO) has closely coordinated with employers throughout Thailand to survey and register sites and workers for COVID-19 vaccines. There are plans to offer AstraZeneca or Sinovac vaccines to migrant workers (other vaccines are...

Human trafficking & traffickers in Vietnam- An analysis of the nature of trafficking and the profile of traffickers in Vietnam based on information from court cases
GuidancePublications
01 July 2021

This document aims to explain and provide details about the trafficking situation in Vietnam and provide insight into the general profile of traffickers and the crime of human trafficking. While the data source is limited, it provides some insight and...

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A comprehensive analysis of policies and frameworks governing foreign employment for Nepali women migrant workers and migrant domestic workers
GuidancePublications
18 May 2021

Nepal has implemented, repealed and re-implemented various bans and restrictions on the migration of women migrant workers and / or migrant domestic workers since 1998, the year in which all women migrant workers were first banned from migrating to Gulf...

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