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FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Launches New Initiatives to Strengthen U.S. – Philippines Alliance
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FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Launches New Initiatives to Strengthen U.S. – Philippines Alliance

The United States and the Philippines enjoy an alliance and partnership based on deep historical, economic, and cultural ties, and our shared democratic values.  The United States and the Philippines stand together as friends, partners, and allies.  Now and always, the U.S. commitment to the defense of the Philippines is ironclad, and we are committed…

New Law Increases Government Scrutiny of Contractor Compliance with Anti-Trafficking Provisions
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New Law Increases Government Scrutiny of Contractor Compliance with Anti-Trafficking Provisions

President Biden recently signed bipartisan legislation reinforcing anti-human trafficking prohibitions. The End Human Trafficking in Government Contracts Act of 2022 builds on the existing anti-human trafficking framework at Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) § 52.222-50 (Combatting Trafficking in Persons) by requiring agencies to refer contractor reports of potential human trafficking activity directly to an agency suspension…

How to tackle the rise in kidnappings, human trafficking in South Africa – Mail & Guardian
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How to tackle the rise in kidnappings, human trafficking in South Africa – Mail & Guardian

In the first six months of 2022, an average of 1 143 kidnappings a month were reported to the police, making it 60% higher than the number reported for the whole of 2019. The increase in kidnapping for ransom and extortion cases “suggests that it has become an established and lucrative criminal practice in South Africa”,…

Vital role for local government as cost of living crisis increases risk of modern slavery
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Vital role for local government as cost of living crisis increases risk of modern slavery

By Paul McAnulty, UK & Europe Programme Director at Hope for Justice Poverty is one of the major drivers that underpins exploitation, and the current cost of living crisis is pushing more and more people into financial hardship. This in turn is leaving them in increasingly vulnerable situations and at greater risk of modern slavery….

How to find ethical products – Sponsored Stories News – NZ Herald
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How to find ethical products – Sponsored Stories News – NZ Herald

New online tool highlights ethical products for Kiwi shoppers. New Zealanders are being urged to use new breakthrough technology to buy products that are ethically sourced to reduce exploitation. The call has come from ethical shopping activist Dr Susan Maiava who says the 2021 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery Report shows the number of people…

Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press
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Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press

Note: A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available on Tuesday, 4 October. Briefing DELPHINE SCHANTZ, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), expressed her agency’s support for Member States in their fight against drugs, corruption, terrorism and organized crime, including crimes that affect the environment, and cybercrime.  Championing…

Tim Nelson addresses supply chain leaders at major Gartner conference
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Tim Nelson addresses supply chain leaders at major Gartner conference

Hope for Justice and Slave-Free Alliance CEO Tim Nelson told an audience of supply chain leaders and managers about the hidden realities of modern slavery and forced labour exploitation. Speaking at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2022 conference in London, held from 27-29 September, Tim Nelson explained the major blind spots in supply chains around…

Biden admin neglected sex-offender checks when placing migrant children with sponsors: Inspector General
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Biden admin neglected sex-offender checks when placing migrant children with sponsors: Inspector General

A scathing report from the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General has found that the Biden administration failed to properly take care of migrant children at processing centers amid a massive influx of arrivals at the southern border and, in some cases, released migrant children to sponsors without proper screenings. The study focused…

Slave-Free Alliance launches in Norway to support businesses with new Transparency Act obligations
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Slave-Free Alliance launches in Norway to support businesses with new Transparency Act obligations

Slave-Free Alliance has launched its services in Norway to support businesses with their obligations to uphold human rights and ensure decent working conditions, mandated by the new Transparency Act. Slave-Free Alliance brings an international track record of helping organisations to protect their operations, supply chains and people from modern slavery and labour exploitation. It offers…

Latisha's House Earns Safe House Certification Silver Award | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
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Latisha's House Earns Safe House Certification Silver Award | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

WILLIAMSBURG — Latisha’s House, a Virginia-based residential home providing therapeutic and restorative services to survivors of trafficking, was on Sept. 9 awarded a silver level of certification from the National Safe House Certification, provided by the Safe House Project. Latisha’s House provides a long-term, transitional housing program for adult, female survivors of sex trafficking and…