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Union Busting & Unfair Dismissals: Garment Workers during COVID-19
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12 August 2020

Millions of vulnerable workers in the garment industry have been laid off or have lost wages as a result of order cancellations and non-payment by apparel brands in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports from worker groups and...

Risks and Considerations for Businesses with Supply Chain Exposure to Entities Engaged in Forced Labor and other Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang
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01 July 2020

Businesses with potential exposure in their supply chain to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) or to facilities outside Xinjiang that use labor or goods from Xinjiang should be aware of the reputational, economic, and legal risks of involvement with...

Unfinished Work In The Fight Against Forced Labor In Uzbekistan’s 2019 Cotton Harvest
Publications
23 June 2020

Uzbek Forum has conducted independent, community-based monitoring and reporting on the cotton harvest since 2009. In previous reports, Uzbek Forum endeavored to expose forced labor, identify its root causes, and show the scale, impact on institutions, and effects on people...

Improving our Response to Modern Slavery & Exploitation: Supporting Chinese women
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09 June 2020

Anyone can be exploited, or become a victim of modern slavery, no matter their age, gender or nationality. This report focuses specifically on Chinese women, due to the experiences of Caritas Bakhita House, Rahab and Tamar. It is hoped that...

The Impact and Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trafficked and Exploited Persons
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08 June 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has a potentially far-reaching, long-term negative impact on trafficked and exploited persons. Although at this stage it is not yet possible to assess the full impact of the pandemic on human trafficking, it is sure that its...

The Effects of COVID‑19 on Trade and Global Supply Chains
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07 June 2020

The purpose of this brief is to provide an analysis of the near-term effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic on enterprises and workers engaged in trade and GSC-related activities and to explore the medium and long-term implications of the pandemic on...

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