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ARE YOU A SMALL OR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS BREAKING NEW GROUND TO FIGHT FORCED LABOUR? The ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and the International Organisation of Employers are searching for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with award-winning forced labour practices.  SMEs make up 90 per cent of the private sector globally. Yet they are often overlooked by initiatives aiming to eradicate forced labour …

Second podcast series now available!

Trapped in silos? Why forced labour eradication requires an integrated approach. Forced labour does not occur in isolation. It often takes place alongside other abuses and crimes. To mark the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, our second podcast series looks at how forced labour is linked to child labour, environmental degradation and illicit trade, and how …

ILO GBNFL & Alliance 8.7 community set out five actions to help SMEs end forced labour by 2030

In April 2021, the  ILO GBNFL and Alliance 8.7 – the global partnership aiming to eradicate modern slavery by 2030 – jointly hosted a webinar and online discussion to determine how to unleash the potential of SMEs in the fight against forced labour.  Over 80 participants joined the webinar and more than 160 people joined the online discussion. Together, they identified  the following priorities for action. 1.Inequality …

Calling all SMEs! Ten steps on the journey to ending forced labour by 2030.

Forced labour is on the rise due to the COVID-19 crisis. Efforts to eradicate forced labour are dominated by large enterprises, despite SMEs making up 90 per cent of the private sector globally. We, the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour, want to unleash the potential of SMEs. So, if you are a SME, where do you start? We’ve …

Global Policy Brief: Why and how businesses want to eradicate forced labour

If we work together and harness the potential of SMEs we can eradicate forced labour by 2030. For centuries human rights activists and others have fought against slavery and made huge progress. However, modern forms of slavery, such as forced labour, human trafficking and child marriage still thrive. On any given day in 2016, 40 million people were victims of …

Listen to ILO GBNFL’s first podcast series.

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) could be catalysts when it comes to ending forced labour. Despite their potential, they are often left out of the conversation. This first podcast series looks at why SMEs should be involved in eradicating forced labour and how to achieve this. PODCAST EPISODES Episode 1 (February 2021) Calling all SMEs: Why and how to achieve …