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According to Anti-slavery International 11.7 million people are in slavery in the Asia-Pacific region, most of them are exposed to debt bondage. The ILO estimates that at least three in every 1000 people in Asia-Pacific are trapped in modern slavery. Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors where forced labour is most often found in the Asia-Pacific region.

Supermarket Responsibilities for Supply Chain Workers’ Rights – Continuing Challenges in Seafood Supply Chains and the Case for Stronger Supermarket Action
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20 June 2018

International food supply chains provide employment for tens of millions of women and men around the world, demonstrating the potential for private sector actors to fight poverty and inequality. Yet far too many work in appalling conditions. The ongoing challenges...

The Global Business of Forced Labour: Report of Findings
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31 May 2018

This report presents the findings from the Global Business of Forced Labour project. The project investigates the business models of forced labour in global agricultural supply chains. Over two years the project systematically mapped the business of forced labour, focusing...

Taking Stock: Labor Exploitation, Illegal Fishing and Brand Responsibility in the Seafood Industry
Publications
11 May 2018

by Andy Shen and Abby McGill, ILRF International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) launched the Independent Monitoring at Sea (IM@Sea) project to address some of the vulnerabilities of migrant workers in the Thai fishing fleet by enabling worker connectivity while at sea,...

Hidden Chains: Rights Abuses and Forced Labor in Thailand’s Fishing Industry
Publications
23 January 2018

The report by Human Rights Watch describes how migrant fishers from neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are often trafficked into fishing work, prevented from changing employers, not paid on time, and paid below the minimum wage. Migrant workers do not...

Workers’ Well Being Pakistan Survey Report
Publications
31 October 2017

The Workers’ Well-being Survey focuses on five major areas of interest: access to safe and healthy environment; health and well-being; economic empowerment; equality and acceptance; and education and professional development. Workers’ aspirations were also included in the survey.The study was...

Workers’ Well Being Cambodia Survey Report
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31 October 2017

The Workers’ Well-being Survey focuses on five major areas of interest: access to safe and healthy environment; health and well-being; economic empowerment; equality and acceptance; and education and professional development. Workers’ aspirations were also included in the survey.The study was...

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