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.

Climate change and modern slavery: the nexus that cannot be ignored
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Climate change and modern slavery: the nexus that cannot be ignored

8 June 2022 As IIED launches new research demonstrating that climate change not only increases vulnerability but is leading to modern slavery, our CEO Jasmine O’Connor, reflects on the evidence so far and what needs to happen now. Anti-Slavery International’s long history of campaigning to realise freedom from slavery has shown us that slavery thrives […]

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The European Commissions’ proposal for an EU due diligence law: our recommendations addressing its current shortcomings
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The European Commissions’ proposal for an EU due diligence law: our recommendations addressing its current shortcomings

In February 2022, we shared our initial reaction to the EU Commissions’ proposal for a mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence law. We have now released our comprehensive analysis and recommendations for addressing the proposal’s shortcomings. Rocio Domingo-Ramos, Business and Human Rights Policy and Research Officer, shares how we believe the proposal can be…

How the RNA process created yet another “hostile environment”
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How the RNA process created yet another “hostile environment”

25 April 2022 Kimberley – policy and monitoring assistant at Anti-Slavery International and co-author of our most recent report “One day at a time” – talks about the hostile environment created for survivors of modern slavery. Today, the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group and Anti-Slavery International launch the first report looking at the experience of the Recovery…

Okay Google, what’s the RNA (Recovery Needs Assessment)?
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Okay Google, what’s the RNA (Recovery Needs Assessment)?

26 April 2022 Today, the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group, hosted by Anti-Slavery International, launches “One day at a time”, a report looking at the Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA). Co-author of the report, Olly, sheds light on the report and on the RNA process itself. Image via unsplash. As someone who has lived experience of the Recovery…

One day at a time: shedding light on the Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA)
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One day at a time: shedding light on the Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA)

Today, the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group and chair Anti-Slavery International launch the first report looking at the experience of the Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA) process. The new report entitled “One day at a time” charters the first-hand experiences of, not only those on the receiving end of support, but also the experiences of Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract…

Rwanda: asylum seekers need protection from traffickers, not camps
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Rwanda: asylum seekers need protection from traffickers, not camps

21 April 2022 Jamie Fookes, Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group Coordinator, discusses the risks of human trafficking given the UK Government’s recent announcement that it would be sending asylum seekers to Rwanda. Image via Shutterstock. At the end of last week, the Home Office announced its reckless and cruel plan to send asylum seekers to have their…

Migrant worker rights: providing meaningful access to remedy is paramount
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Migrant worker rights: providing meaningful access to remedy is paramount

On 7 February 2022, Anti-Slavery International was proud to support the formal opening of the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Mauritius, celebrated with a ribbon cutting event. We are proud to announce the official opening of the Migrant Resource Centre in Mauritius. The MRC works to improve access to remedy for migrant workers in Mauritius….

The situation in Ukraine: key resources and how you can help
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The situation in Ukraine: key resources and how you can help

We join the international outrage at the ongoing invasion of Ukraine and stand in support of the Ukrainian people. Our concerns about the safety and wellbeing of those fleeing this violence, many of whom who will likely find themselves increasingly vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation, are deep and multi-faceted. The OHCHR and the UN Special…

The historic elimination of state-imposed forced labour in Uzbekistan: decent work must now be protected
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The historic elimination of state-imposed forced labour in Uzbekistan: decent work must now be protected

Today, 10 March 2022, Anti-Slavery International, together with the Cotton Campaign, celebrates the historic achievement of the elimination of state-imposed forced labour in the 2021 Uzbek cotton harvest. For almost 15 years, the Cotton Campaign, a coalition of international human and labour rights NGOs, independent trade unions, brand and retail associations and others, of which…

International Women’s Day: from child domestic worker to future business leader
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International Women’s Day: from child domestic worker to future business leader

Across the globe, modern slavery continues to disproportionately affect women and girls worldwide. Almost three quarters (71%) of people affected by slavery today are women and girls. From sexual exploitation and domestic work, to descent-based slavery and forced labour, women continue to face physical, financial, sexual and psychological abuse. That’s why, this International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating…