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Labor Trafficking in Agriculture Round Table Conversation

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Did the 13th Amendment really abolish slavery?

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The Great Escape: Saket Soni and Naomi Klein In Conversation

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Expert Dialogue on Dignified Work for All

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Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children – Victim Blaming

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Is your Car Driving Uyghur Forced Labor?

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Ending State-Imposed Forced Labor and Promoting Decent Work in Cotton Supply Chains

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Labor Trafficking in Agriculture Round Table Conversation

"Please join the Wage and Hour Division's Southeast Region for our second annual roundtable conversation with federal, state, and local organizations to discuss Labor Trafficking in the Agriculture Industry. This event follows several indictments related to trafficking in the Southeast's Agriculture Industry. Topics of discussion will include: common indicators of trafficking in agriculture, how to […]

Did the 13th Amendment really abolish slavery?

On February 1, 1865 Abraham Lincoln signed a joint House and Senate resolution that would later be ratified as the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment which proclaimed, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, […]

The Great Escape: Saket Soni and Naomi Klein In Conversation

Saket Soni, a Delhi-born labor organizer, was in his late 20s and working in New Orleans when he began to receive mysterious calls from inside a heavily guarded Mississippi work camp. He knew immediately that the callers were in crisis. But he could not have imagined they were caught up in one of the largest […]

Expert Dialogue on Dignified Work for All

"For most people living in poverty worldwide, their work does not mean earning a living wage. It means exploitation, very low pay, difficult or dangerous conditions, and forced layoffs. People and youth living in poverty are often excluded from accessing decent work opportunities. Many of these people are not part of the traditional labor force. […]

Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children – Victim Blaming

"This training will provide an insight into the prevalence, theory and history behind victim blaming and how this relates to the children and young people that we work with that are at risk of exploitation. Attendees will learn about the impact that victim blaming can have on those that we work with, and how to […]

Is your Car Driving Uyghur Forced Labor?

During this event organised by the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, Dr. Laura Murphy and co-authors of the Driving Force Report will discuss supply chain tracing of Uyghur forced labor in the automotive sector. Joining this discussion is Investor Advocates for Social Justice, following their Shifting Gears Campaign, has turned their attention to the transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles, and […]

Ending State-Imposed Forced Labor and Promoting Decent Work in Cotton Supply Chains

State-imposed forced labor is pervasive in global cotton supply chains. Governments use systematic forced labor to produce cotton and cotton products in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Uyghur Region) and in Turkmenistan, and these products enter global supply chains. In 2022, cotton from the Uyghur Region accounted for 90% of total Chinese cotton production, approximately […]