In the first of a three-part series on the intersection with disability, in partnership with Human Trafficking Search, Brendan Hyatt talks to Dr. Andrea Nichols, professor of sociology at Forest Park College, and lecturer in Washington University in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies department.

In part two, Brendan talks to Dr. Chris Carey, associate professor in the department of criminology and criminal justice at Portland State University.

In the final part of this series, Brendan talks to Rachel Rein, an attorney and author of multiple law review articles as well as a student note on applying disability critical race studies to human trafficking in the U.S. All opinions expressed are Rachel Rein’s.

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As store aisles fill up with labels stamped with vaguely familiar certification logos, many of us have found ourselves asking: what does it all mean? Can I trust these certification bodies to tell me this product hasn’t been made with forced labor or deforestation or other social and environmental harms? And are companies sustainable if they source certified products? In this podcast, we ask these questions and more to experts on human rights and environmental protection in the cotton, seafood and cocoa sectors: Umida Nyizova, David Hammond, and Evelyn Bahn.

We sat down with Dorsey Nunn from Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Sean Kyler from the Vera Institute of Justice and Max Parthas from the Abolish Slavery National Network to discuss forced prison labor  and if the 13th Amendment really abolished slavery

Freedom United host a special panel event discussing the decriminalization of sex work with our expert panel as an alternative to the Nordic Model and how the decriminalization of sex work can help build resilience to trafficking.

We sit down with children’s rights advocates Mavuto Banda, a former child worker and University of Hull doctoral student, and Jonathan Blagbrough, Co-director of Children Unite, to ask a crucial question: Is child labor always exploitative?

On this short episode, we discuss with the Freedom United community how orphanage trafficking occurs and why we are calling on volunteer tour operators to stop offering placements in orphanages.

We put the spotlight on forced organ harvesting and organ trafficking – crimes that amount to underreported forms of modern slavery. Hear from experts Susie Hughes, Tamara Barnett, Lord Philip Hunt of Kings Heath, and Dr. Trevor Stammers.

We explore how the Uyghur forced labor crisis links to the global fashion industry ft Jewher Ilham, Rahima Mahmut, Raphaël Glucksmann MEP and Chloe Cranston.

Eritrea Focus chairman Habte Hagos and former BBC World Africa editor, Martin Plaut, discuss the persistence of modern slavery in Eritrea through the government’s National Service and the importance of calling for foreign businesses and institutions to divest from the country.

Activist and blogger Malcolm Bidali, and labor rights expert Nick McGeehan explore the continuing impact of the kafala system on migrant workers in Qatar and what still needs to change ahead of the World Cup.