Welcome to the Slavery Research Bulletin, the Freedom Fund’s monthly brief designed to bring you new & compelling research from the global anti-slavery movement.
What are the most effective ways to change the behaviour of those who perpetrate or benefit from human trafficking? A literature review published by the Freedom Fund outlines lessons learned from 26 behaviour change campaigns that targeted the demand side of exploitative behaviour.
A report by the University of California, Berkeley, funded by the C&A Foundation, reveals that brands have been failing to regulate the exploitation of women and girls in India’s home-based garment sector. Interviewees stated that fear of not being paid and lack of other employment options are among the reasons why they remain in exploitative work.
Almost 25 million people were caught in the grip of forced labour on any given day in 2016. The International Labour Organization issued a review of policies and programs around prevention, protection, remedies and enforcement aimed at achieving Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals to end forced labour by 2030.
Liberty Shared’s Information and Data Collaboration program published a new paper that explores the uses and limitations of different types of data to understand human trafficking activities. The paper discusses the value of integrating disparate data sources, which can lead to insights that were not possible when relying on a single source type.
An article in BMC Public Health measured the magnitude of human trafficking among 1,342 Ethiopian migrants returning from abroad. Over half (51 percent) of surveyed migrants were trafficked, and the odds of being trafficked were positively associated with being female, low household wealth and a strong desire for a successful overseas life.
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