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Help end forced labor

Your country must act quickly to adopt and implement the international law1 to prevent abuses, protect victims, as well as punish those that profit from forced labor.

We have already waited decades for this tough new global standard against forced labor. The people trapped on farms, in mines, in factories and in all the other places where forced labor flourishes shouldn’t have to wait while our policy-makers drag their heels to put this law into practice.

All countries must prioritize this effort to end forced labor: call on the Government of your country to adopt this law immediately. 

This law — known as the Protocol of 20141 to Convention 292Convention 292 supplemented by Protocol of 20141 — creates new responsibilities for governments in the fight against forced labor, the key measures cover:3

  1. Prevention. Governments are obligated to create national action plans to tackle forced labor and support business to root out and respond to forced labor in their supply chains.
  2. Better protection for victims. This includes the safeguarding of vulnerable migrant workers against fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices.
  3. Justice. Victims are now protected from prosecution for crimes they may have committed as a direct result of their forced labor. They also have access to justice, including the ability to claim for compensation for the abuses they have experienced, where they occurred.

Our collective voice can keep forced labor on the agenda and ensure swift action by the Government of your country. Act now!

Ratified countries: Czech Republic, Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Norway, France, United Kingdom, Panama, Argentina, Estonia, Denmark, Iceland and Jamaica.

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Kamal Jelani Walker

We have to fight against this social ill with all of our might.

Marcello R Serini

We need to organize a missive to governments around the globe to look into this matter ASAP.

Lyn Spraggons

Its just reprehensible that in 2017 we still enslave,torture and put humans to work like “pit ponies” and we managed to rescue most of the ponies but these unfortunate people are mislead into a life of hell,through no fault of their own!! Its sickening and must be stopped at all costs!!!

Cabeto Rocker Pascolato
Cabeto Rocker Pascolato

Quando pararmos de escravizar animais humanos e não humanos, estaremos criando um ambiente pacífico e justo para TODAS as formas de vida!

Margaret Khyentse

There is no place for the abhorrent practice of slave labour in the modern world.


Call on your government to adopt the international law to end forced labor

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I call on my Government to immediately ratify the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention No. 29, 1930.

I hope I can count on you to make forced labor history.

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International Trade Union Confederation

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the global voice of the world’s working people. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions.

European Trade Union Confederation

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is the voice of workers and represents 45 million members from 89 trade union organisations in 39 European countries, plus 10 European Trade Union Federations.

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