Past Events – FreedomUnited.org

Corporate due diligence in conflict

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"This session will bring together business and human rights experts from Ukraine, Myanmar, and Palestine, to discuss the specifics of what human rights and environmental due diligence can – and ought to – look like in scenarios of conflict. The discussion will also take into consideration the existence of non-binding international guidance on due diligence […]

Climate change, migration and vulnerability to trafficking

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"Join for a webinar to discuss a new, groundbreaking report that details the extent and impact of climate change on distress migration and human trafficking. Climate change is increasing in frequency and intensity adding pressure to an already stressed system, placing the most vulnerable countries and communities at even greater risk of harm. Faced with […]

ONLINE RALLY: End The Hostile Environment!

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"We have had enough. The Nationality and Borders Act is just the latest cruel expansion of the Hostile Environment. This month marks ten years since the Hostile Environment was embedded into policy, building on a colonial legacy of state racism to criminalise migrants and deny us our dignity and freedom. But the state’s legacy of […]

Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts

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"This event is the culmination of a two and a half year research project undertaken at BIICL, which analysed the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts. Determinants are understood as factors shaping governments' anti-trafficking efforts and influencing compliance with - and implementation of - international standards. They include international and domestic law including case law, external monitoring […]

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Moment of Truth: How a new EU law could protect people and the planet

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"This year the European Union published its draft of a potentially ground-breaking law that could oblige companies operating in the EU to take responsibility for human rights and environmental harms in their global value chains. This framework for due diligence – officially called the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – has the potential to […]

Beyond well-trodden paths: Transnational migration in Southeast Asia

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"SEA Junction and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) are organizing a knowledge sharing and evidence-based advocacy for socio-economic inclusion of migrant and trafficked women from Southeast Asia to Europe: both those who currently live in Europe and those who have returned to their home countries. To achieve the objective of promoting rights-affirming […]

EU Forced Labour Instrument – Call for Evidence

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"In September 2022, the European Commission intends to publish its proposal for a new EU legislative instrument to effectively ban products made by forced labour from entering the EU market. The European Commission has now opened its Call for Evidence for this law, which is open until 20 June 2022. With the EU the world's […]

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Do No Harm: Understanding Intersectional Experiences in Human Trafficking

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"The series begins Thursday, May 5 at 2 pm (EDT) and recurs on Thursday each week until June 9 at 2 pm (EDT). Human trafficking is an abhorrent crime that we have a collective duty to address. Doing so requires policy changes and investments in services and programs to support survivors and those who are […]

Systemic Racism And Black Girls’ Vulnerability To Sexual Exploitation

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"Human trafficking is a crime that preys on vulnerabilities and although it occurs across age, ethnicity, race and socioeconomic status, Black girls have an increased vulnerability to sexual exploitation as a result of racism and systemic oppression. Although Black women and girls make up 13% of the US population, they represent 40% of sex trafficking […]

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Gender Dimensions of Child Labour in the Mining Sector

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"Join us for an expert panel round on child labor in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and its gendered dimensions. This virtual event marks the first in a series of webinars hosted by Women’s Rights and Mining (WRM). The series will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders worldwide to collectively create awareness within the mining and […]

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RTA-HTRI Conference: Generating Evidence to Support the Elimination of Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Human Trafficking

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"The 3-day conference organized by ILO, IOM, and IPA will share and promote new research awarded through the Research to Action (RTA) project and the Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI) Competitive Research Fund. The goal of the event is to advance discussions among researchers, policy actors, social partners, and practitioners around the world – to […]