Next Big Opportunity to Stop Global Slavery in Australia

0
Forced LaborLaw & PolicySupply Chain

The Global Slavery Index suggests that today 4.8 million in the world are enslaved and that two thirds are in Asia-Pacific. These victims provide low-skilled work in production in global supply chains for companies that bring food, clothes, and electronics to consumers.

“Reuters reported in a recent article that strategies for ending modern slavery were explored by global political and business leaders at the inaugural Bali Process Government and Business Forum, a regional meeting held recently in Perth bringing together 45 Bali Process member nations. This follows the Australian government’s announcement that it will legislate to prevent modern slavery in company supply chains by requiring large businesses to report annually on their actions to address it.”

Australia has an opportunity to begin a harmonized approach to address this problem globally. Many countries in recent years have taken initiatives to stop human slavery and also eliminate it in corporate supply chains. However, Australia now has a unique possibility to speed up this global momentum.

Chip in and help end modern slavery once and for all.

Freedom United is interested in hearing from our community and welcomes relevant, informed comments, advice, and insights that advance the conversation around our campaigns and advocacy. We value inclusivity and respect within our community. To be approved, your comments should be civil.

stop icon A few things we do not tolerate: comments that promote discrimination, prejudice, racism, or xenophobia, as well as personal attacks or profanity. We screen submissions in order to create a space where the entire Freedom United community feels safe to express and exchange thoughtful opinions.

guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments