Anti-Slavery International

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Who we are: Founded in 1839, we are the oldest international human rights organisation in the world. Today, we draw on our experience to work to eliminate all forms of slavery and slavery like practices throughout the world. We are not interested in easy solutions. Instead, we deal with the root causes of slavery and its consequences to achieve sustainable change.

The Global Estimates: a call to action this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
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The Global Estimates: a call to action this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Today marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This day is focused on countering contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. In September this year, the new Global Estimates of Modern Slavery were released by Walk Free, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International […]

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Improving the proposed EU regulation to ban forced labour products: a model law
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Improving the proposed EU regulation to ban forced labour products: a model law

10 November 2022 In the latest blog, Sian Lea and Rocio Domingo Ramos from the Business and Human Rights team discuss the proposed EU regulation to ban forced labour products and introduce our model law.   Image credit: Alexandre Lallemand, via Unsplash. On 14 September 2022, the European Commission published a proposal for a law…

COP27: the impact of climate change on modern slavery must not be ignored
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COP27: the impact of climate change on modern slavery must not be ignored

7 November 2022 This year we have seen the devastating impact on human lives by environmental events, amplified by climate change, such as the floods in Pakistan and devastating drought in the Horn of Africa, caused by five years of lack of rain. We know that in many cases the devastation and damage – such […]

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In the spotlight: the UK’s human rights and modern slavery record under review
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In the spotlight: the UK’s human rights and modern slavery record under review

04 November 2022 In our latest blog, Jo Baker, International Advocacy Manager, takes a look at the UN’s five-year human rights reviews, which will spotlight the UK in 2022. Image credit: Melinda Nagy, via Shutterstock. Every five years, the UK has a human rights health check at the United Nations, performed by other countries, and…

The dark side of the flower sector: the growing exploitation of women in Kenya
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The dark side of the flower sector: the growing exploitation of women in Kenya

03 November 2022 In our latest blog, Eunice Waweru from Workers’ Rights Watch (WRW) – Anti-Slavery International partner in Kenya – exposes the exploitation of women in the flower industry in Kenya. Image credit: SL-Photography vis Shutterstock. Buying flowers can be a great way to express love and friendship, or to simply brighten up a…

Modern slavery and legal reform in the UK: what we’re calling for
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Modern slavery and legal reform in the UK: what we’re calling for

Changes in the law can transform lives. We know this because we recently celebrated the end of systematic State-imposed forced labour in Uzbekistan after a 15-year-long campaign. This is why, in the UK, we continue to call for provisions that aim to both prevent modern slavery and provide access to remedy. New stronger laws in […]

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5 ways to fight slavery this Anti-Slavery Day (18 October)
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5 ways to fight slavery this Anti-Slavery Day (18 October)

Image credit: haak78, via Shutterstock. Across the globe, a staggering 49.6 million people live in modern slavery. Roughly a quarter are children. Modern slavery is all around us, often hidden in plain sight. People can become enslaved making our clothes, picking our crops, working in factories, or working in houses as cooks, cleaners or nannies….

4 in 5 of the British public support new laws to prevent exploitation of people in supply chains
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4 in 5 of the British public support new laws to prevent exploitation of people in supply chains

30 August 2022 In our latest blog, Yaeno Fernandez Amano, Fellow at Anti-Slavery International, explores the latest polling results regarding modern slavery and supply chains. A new YouGov poll conducted by Anti-Slavery International and the Corporate Justice Coalition shows strong public support for new laws which would require companies to take meaningful steps towards stamping…

World Cup 2022: the reality for migrant workers in Qatar
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World Cup 2022: the reality for migrant workers in Qatar

23 August 2022  In our latest blog, Eloise Savill, Private Sector Adviser, explains the reality of modern slavery in Qatar and the implications for Qatar hosting the World Cup 2022.   Image credit: Sven Hansche via Shutterstock. In under three months’ time, the men’s FIFA World Cup 2022 – the most watched sporting event in the…

Turkmenistan: new harvest findings and how governments should address forced labour in Turkmenistan
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Turkmenistan: new harvest findings and how governments should address forced labour in Turkmenistan

18 July 2022 In the latest blog, Ruslan Myatiev, founder of Turkmen.news, details the latest findings from the Turkmen cotton harvest. Image credit: em_concepts via Shutterstock. Every year, thousands of people in Turkmenistan are forced into the fields to pick cotton. Despite campaigning and public pressure, the 2021 cotton harvest in Turkmenistan was no exception…