Emily is a volunteer with Stop the Traffic and is currently working in Cambodia at the United Nations Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
In this article Emily looks at the influence of governments, businesses and consumers on modern slavery, contextualises modern slavery, and discusses what needs to be done to combat this human rights violation. She particularly focuses on the role of business, highlighting that of the world’s top 100 economic entities, 69 are corporations, and just 31 nation states, demonstrating the immense power of business in the world. Also noted is the importance of legislation in this sphere and the impact of consumer perspective.
Read the article here: https://wellbeingforwomenafrica.rit.org.uk/modern-slavery
For 10 years STOP THE TRAFFICK Australian Coalition has been campaigning with the chocolate industry to help stop slavery in the production of cocoa in West Africa – particularly Cote d’Ivoire. In 2017 we worked with the 3 largest Certifying Companies (Fair-trade, Rain Forest Alliance and UTZ – the last 2 have just amalgamated) and the 6 largest chocolate companies (Mondelez, Nestle, Mars, Hershey, Ferrero, Lindt) to see what they are doing to help prevent and eradicate slavery in their chain of supply.
There are 3 versions of the report
1. An infographic
2. An Executive Summary
3. The Full Report
It is a rare insight into what is being done, and an assessment on what needs to be done.
all 3 can be viewed and downloaded at: