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
GFEMS article published in Delta 8.7: “New and better estimates of the scale of modern slavery at the global level have helped galvanize global commitment to end this scourge. But for the global anti-slavery field to move from commitments to effective interventions and investments, data must be even more precise. Data that highlights the prevalence of slavery within specific sectors and geographies can help interventions target the most vulnerable populations and make the case for private sector action against specific supply chain risks. It can also help shed light on which anti-slavery interventions work.Read More
The U.S. Department of State awarded a $21 million grant 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 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