Modern slavery is an umbrella term that covers: all situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave, because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception.

Modern slavery sits at the extreme end of a spectrum of labour exploitation. Tolerance of less severe abuses creates the environment that allows modern slavery to occur.

child labour

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Gender-Responsive Self-Assessment Tool for Recruitment Agencies
Guidance

This self-assessment tool was developed to ensure employers, governments and recruitment agencies have policies, codes of conduct, systems and training in place that effectively meet the needs of women migrant workers. The tool was developed by UN W...Read More

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GuidancePublications

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TAGS: Global
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Guidance

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TAGS: Europe
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Guidance

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