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Are child domestic workers worse off than their peers? Comparing children in domestic work, child marriage, and kinship care with biological children of household heads: Evidence from Zimbabwe
Publications
16 June 2022

Child domestic work is a hidden form of child labour driven by poverty and social norms. However, little is known about the situations of child domestic workers. This study aims to describe and analyse gender-specific working conditions, health, and educational...

Visit to Tajikistan – Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Siobhán Mullally
Publications
10 June 2022

The Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, undertook a country visit to Tajikistan, from 7 to 16 December 2021, as a country of significant outward labour migration. The Special Rapporteur examined the measures taken to prevent...

From fish to fishworker traceability in Thai fisheries reform
Publications
01 June 2022

This paper explores the question of what traceability systems mean for the labour situation of fish- workers; for whom and in what respects is traceability effective, and what impact do these systems have? The limited social criteria in fishery governance is a...

External policy tools to address modern slavery and forced labour
Publications
01 April 2022

The paper presents the findings of a study on external policy measures adopted by the European Union and like-minded partners to address modern slavery in third countries. The study is intended to support the European Parliament in monitoring EU external action...

Human trafficking committed abroad
Publications
01 November 2021

Switzerland likes to be the exception. Unfortunately, this is also the case when it comes to the direct application of the Council of Europe Anti-Trafficking Convention. Whereas the Convention states clearly that the access to support services must be guaranteed independently of...

Combating Forced and Child Labor of Refugees in Global Supply Chains: The Role of Responsible Sourcing
GuidancePublications
01 October 2021

With the global refugee crisis showing no signs of abating, multinational companies need to consider how their supply chain interacts with refugees, who are often more vulnerable to forced labor when they seek out work in a new country. Combating Forced...

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