Events for April 2022 – FreedomUnited.org

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Using U.S. Laws to Hold Corporations Accountable for Forced Labor in Asia and the Pacific

Sustainability issues in the Cocoa Value Chain: will EU Due Diligence Legislation make a difference?

‘Your Work/Environment’ Launch Event

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Uyghurs March 4 Massacre Victims

Debt, mobility and the pandemic: Migrants everyday lived experiences

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Briefing: Seafood Working Group (SWG) Findings on Taiwan and Thailand for the 2022 TIP Report

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Public Hearing on the Use of Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China

Domestic Human Trafficking: Awakening

2022 Chocolate Scorecard Webinar

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EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive applied to the cocoa sector

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Modern slavery and consumption

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People before borders – Reimagining a fair protection response after Ukraine

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Qatar, kafala & the World Cup

HTF Online Forum: Rwanda Offshoring Proposal & Modern Slavery

Sex Work Laws in Canada: Toward a Rights-Based Law Reform

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Sustainability issues in the Cocoa Value Chain: will EU Due Diligence Legislation make a difference?

"Study presentation “Sustainability in the global and Austrian Cocoa & Chocolate Value Chain” (Hannes Grohs & Jan Grumiller, ÖFSE) and panel discussion “What should be done to strengthen Sustainability in the Cocoa Value Chain, and what Role can EU Due Diligence Legislation play?” During recent years, the sustainability of the cocoa global value chain has […]

‘Your Work/Environment’ Launch Event

"Join the Pulitzer Center and a panel of top experts from Bangladesh, Brazil and the United States in a virtual conversation about Your Work/Environment, a new initiative aimed at encouraging reporting on climate change and its impact on workers and the workplace. The 90-minute discussion will begin on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 9:00am EDT and 7:00pm […]

Uyghurs March 4 Massacre Victims

"Uyghurs from the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement and the East Turkistan Government in Exile will be marching from the White House to the US State Department on Tues, April 5 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST to honor the thousands slain by the Chinese military in East Turkistan (renamed Xinjiang) during the historic Baren Massacre of 1990, and to stand against China's current ongoing […]

Debt, mobility and the pandemic: Migrants everyday lived experiences

"The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact upon both migration and mobility as well as levels of debt and indebtedness. About this event Defining features of contemporary times, the intersections between these are relatively underexplored. Drawing upon findings from a project, Connecting during Covid: Practices of care, remittance sending and digitalisation among UK migrant […]

Briefing: Seafood Working Group (SWG) Findings on Taiwan and Thailand for the 2022 TIP Report

"From forced labor to freedom of association: labor rights critical to ending abuses in global supply chains" Opening remarks: Jennifer Rosenbaum, GLJ-ILRF Thailand briefing: Video: Migrant fisherman, ITF-Fishers' Rights Network Roisai Wongsuban, Freedom Fund Adisorn Kerdmongkol, Migrant Working Group Suthasinee Kaewleklai, Migrant Workers Rights Network Taiwan briefing: Video: Survivor from Da Wang vessel Yuton Lee, […]

Public Hearing on the Use of Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China

"The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) will hold a public hearing, as required by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, on the use of forced labor in the People's Republic of China and potential measures to prevent the importation of goods mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part with forced labor in the […]

Domestic Human Trafficking: Awakening

"Join us for a full day free zoom webinar and learn about Domestic Human Trafficking. We're going to discuss domestic human trafficking and its possible signs. Vulnerable people are at very high risk of being trafficked. What does this mean for people with developmental disabilities (IDD)? The team at Montage Support Services are going to […]

2022 Chocolate Scorecard Webinar

"Do you know how ethical your chocolate will be this Easter? Be the first to find out which chocolate brands are doing best through our 2022 Chocolate Scorecard. Join us and hear from the experts as they unpack the policies and practices of some of the biggest chocolate companies in the world and how you […]

EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive applied to the cocoa sector

"On 23 February, the European Commission, published a proposal for a Directive on human rights and environmental due diligence. The Directive has been designed to improve corporate governance practices and increase corporate responsibility in relation to human rights and environmental risks, improve access to remedy for those affected by adverse impacts as well as avoiding […]

Sex work and racism – Briefing paper launch

"New briefing paper launch! This paper explores the close relationship between structural racism and sex work laws in Europe. The event will include three panels of fantastic speakers, including Dr. Raven Bowen, Juliana Wahlgren, Sarah Chander and more."

Modern slavery and consumption

"Modern slavery involves “a relationship in which one person is controlled by another through violence, the threat of violence, or psychological coercion, and has lost free will and free movement, is exploited economically, and is paid nothing beyond subsistence” (Bales et al. 2009, p. 31). While insights into modern slavery among both academics and practitioners […]

Dissecting the Freedom United community’s top campaigns

Join us for our first-ever deep dive event into the Freedom United community’s most active campaigns! So much has happened this year so we think now is a good time to reflect together, debrief on the progress we’re seeing and how we can keep up the pressure to make a big impact in 2022. Our […]

People before borders – Reimagining a fair protection response after Ukraine

"We are pleased to invite you to a public discussion on racism and discrimination linked to migration that will focus on the experiences of racialised and other marginalised people facing discrimination leaving Ukraine and draw lessons from the international response to the protection needs of refugees fleeing the invasion. After the wave of solidarity shown […]

Qatar, kafala & the World Cup

As the 2022 Qatar World Cup draws nearer, systematic labor rights abuses in Qatar are under the spotlight. Tune in to a special event with migrant workers’ rights activist and blogger Malcolm Bidali and human rights and migrant workers’ rights expert Nicholas McGeehan as we explore what still needs to change to ensure migrant workers […]

HTF Online Forum: Rwanda Offshoring Proposal & Modern Slavery

"On Thursday 14th April, the Government announced a new asylum arrangement that seeks to offshore individuals seeking asylum in the UK to Rwanda. This proposal will see asylum seekers travelling to the UK illegally considered for relocation in Rwanda where their claims will be processed without the option of returning to the UK once decisions […]

Sex Work Laws in Canada: Toward a Rights-Based Law Reform

"This panel will discuss the impact of Canada's sex work laws on sex workers and gender equality. Currently, Canada's sex work laws criminalize many aspects of the sex industry, including the sale of sexual services and third party involvement (i.e., materially benefitting from someone doing sex work). The panelists will discuss the impact of Canada's […]