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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.

Health Hazards, Child Labour and Data Protection Breaches on Palm Oil Plantations
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04 December 2018

The report identifies numerous potential liabilities for palm oil buyers and investors to consider when making investments in this sector to avoid facilitation and profit generation from labour abuses and failure to take action to address these issues. As transparency...

OceanaGold in the Philippines: Ten Violations that Should Prompt Its Removal
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31 October 2018

By Robin Broad, John Cavanagh, Catherine Coumans, and Rico La Vina The authors of this report—researchers from the United States, Canada, and the Philippines—have studied OceanaGold’s operations in the Philippines and other countries. The have visited the Didipio mine on...

Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Trafficked Persons?
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29 October 2018

International migration has become a ‘mega trend’ of our times, with more than 260 million migrants living outside their country of origin in 2017. Some move in search of better livelihood opportunities, others flee conflict, environmental degradation or natural disasters,...

Minors in Kathmandu’s adult entertainment sector: What’s driving demand?
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03 October 2018

Kathmandu’s adult entertainment sector (AES) is made up of a complex web of venues that includes massage parlours, dance bars, cabin restaurants and guest houses. These workplaces employ young women and girls as waitresses and dancers who entertain male patrons....

Turning Possibilities into Realities: Compensating Victims of Trafficking under Anti-Trafficking Legal Frameworks in Thailand and Cambodia
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21 September 2018

This report discusses the realities of accessing victim compensation under the anti-trafficking legal frameworks in Thailand and Cambodia. The report consists of desk-based research that reviews the current victim compensation systems in both countries, in-depth interviews with relevant stakeholders from...

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Pathways for children to exit commercial sexual exploitation in Kathmandu
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21 September 2018

Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) affects an estimated 1.8 million children globally. In Nepal, the adult entertainment sector (AES) is recognised as a high-risk environment for children where sexual exploitation is known to occur. The sector includes venues such...

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