Links to stories we’re talking about in March 2018.
Verité was pleased to participate in the global convening on Transformative Technology for Migrant Workers in London earlier this month. The convening was organized by Open Society Foundations, University of New South Wales, and University of Technology Sydney. Participants hailed from around the globe and included representatives from government, labor unions, civil society, and the private sector. The diverse group included researchers, practitioners, technical service providers, experts, and funders. The purpose of this convening was to examine the ways in which technology interventions are increasingly being used to address the exploitation of migrant workers.
This year, Verité’s long-term network partner Association for Stimulating Know-how (ASK) is celebrating their 25th anniversary. Since 1993, ASK has been working towards a more just, equitable, peaceful, and secure world. ASK works with grassroots communities, NGOs, governments, international organizations, and private sector in India and beyond on capacity building, research and evaluation, fair labor and corporate social responsibility projects.
Links to stories we’re talking about in January 2018.
Verité is pleased to announce the launch of a new web resource, www.verite.org/africa, to help users understand the risk of human trafficking associated with global supply chains operating in sub-Saharan Africa. The African region has acted as a supplier of labor and raw materials to the rest of the world for centuries, often under terms that have resulted in harm to African people and nations. Companies and governments have both an ethical and a legal responsibility to minimize the risks to human rights associated with global economic activity in Africa, including the risk of human trafficking.