GFEMS Marks EU Anti-Trafficking Day
Actionable, Cost-Effective Prevalence Measurement to End Modern Slavery
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.
U.S. State Department awards $21 million to GFEMS for expanding and scaling transformational programs to end modern slavery
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.
Why We Need a Global Fund Model to Fight Modern Slavery
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.
Making Forced Labour Economically Unprofitable
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.
U.S. Department of State releases 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report
GFEMS article published in Delta 8.7: “Modern slavery is a crime against humanity and a crime of economic opportunity, generating an estimated $150 billion in illegal profits to traffickers. It erodes economies and communities and sits at the intersection of global issues including migration, organized crime and global business operations.
The U.S. Department of State today released its 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, an annual publication that provides a global overview of the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and various efforts underway to confront it.