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Forced Labour and Trafficking

Forced Labour and Trafficking
  • EU Forum: New trends in labour trafficking

    The official launch of the outcomes of the Fine Tune project will take place on 27 May 2015 at the First Euroflat Hotel, Brussels.

    On the occasion of this launch, the Fine Tune project will be organising a conference bringing together policymakers, practitioners and activists from across the EU as well as EU institutions. The conference will be co-hosted by members of the EP in cooperation with the International Trade Union Confederation, Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe and Anti-Slavery International.

    From October 2012 to August 2015, the Fine Tune project worked to build partnerships to address new trends in labour trafficking. Special focus was on collective responses to exploitation of increasingly large groups of workers exposed to trafficking, gender dimension of trafficking for labour exploitation and the use of ICTs in recruitment.

    Partners in 7 countries formed national coalitions on labour trafficking, and presented recommendations to inform policy responses. Internationally, the Fine Tune project contributed to better understanding of labour exploitation in the anti-trafficking agenda of intergovernmental organizations.

    These and other challenges will be at the centre of discussions during the event. The event will be divided into a couple of panel debates, which will illustrate the current situation of the victims of labour trafficking, the policy-making aspects and project work on EU and national level.

  • Last day of End Child Slavery Week. Sign the petition!

    5.5 million children in the world are in slavery. Forced to work for up to 18 hours a day, these children are deprived of their future. Sold to third parties for less than the price of cattle into new and old forms of slavery, they miss out on education and are often convicted to a life of violence and exploitation, affecting the opportunities of their children and generations to come.

    This vicious cycle of poverty and abuse of millions needs to end now.

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