GFEMS article published in Delta 8.7: “Modern slavery is a crime of economic opportunity that is present in every country, driven in part by a supply of vulnerable populations and a demand for cheap goods and services. With more than 25 million people enslaved globally (according to the Global Estimates, 40.3 million people are in slavery globally, of which 15.3 million are in forced marriage) modern slavery exists at the intersection of global trends such as migration, organized crime, illegal migration, national security and global business operations.Read More
On February 27, GFEMS joined U.S. Senators and representatives of anti-slavery non-profits at a briefing on mobilizing resources to combat modern slavery. The event was hosted by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus.
The Norwegian government has announced a contribution of 100 million kroner ($11.6 million USD) to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) to support its continued efforts to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.Read More
GFEMS joined representatives from across the travel and tourism industry as they come together at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva to call for collaborative actions to end human trafficking, forced labour and the sexual exploitation of children and share their initiatives that tackle key challenges associated with human rights issues.Read More
GFEMS article published in Delta 8.7: “Modern slavery is a crime of economic opportunity that has a massive global footprint and generates over USD 150 billion in profits each year for traffickers. As the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery builds a coherent strategy to make modern slavery economically unprofitable with government, business and civil society partners, it is important to engage a group with the ability to take the fight straight to the traffickers: the financial sector.”Read More
GFEMS engages partners in Europe on EU Anti-Trafficking Day, held annually on October 18 to raise awareness of human trafficking.
GFEMS met with members of Germany’s Parliament in Berlin to discuss the role of public-private partnership to end human trafficking and forced labor.Read More