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What We’re Talking About in June 2018

Raising Awareness of Modern Slavery in the Bali Process The Bali Process Government and Business Forum (BPGBF) has launched a new video and website to raise awareness in the region about the issue of modern slavery and how government and business can work together to...

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Benchmark Report in Technology Sector

Forced labor is prevalent in the manufacture of the technology we rely on every day. KnowTheChain has produced its second ICT Benchmark Report ranking 40 global technology companies on how they address forced labor in their supply chains. The initial report was...

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New Child Labor Inspection Curriculum

A crucial step toward combating child labor is to educate and empower those who are in a position to identify incidences and take action.  With this goal in mind, Verité, in partnership with Winrock International and with the support of the U.S. Department of Labor...

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Verité Global Summit 2018

The pace of work at Verité often means conversations across the Verité global network focus on the nuts and bolts of report writing, assessments, trainings, and tool development, among other projects. Rarely do we find the time to reflect on long-term approaches to tackling global labor abuses and considering our evolution as a global network to meet those challenges. This past April, thirty-four Verité partners paused in their day-to-day commitments to gather in Bangkok to share and strategize about the issues most critical to the Verité network’s goal of promoting fair, safe, and legal work.

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Promoting Ethical Recruitment from Kenya to Qatar

As part of a multi-year project supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Verité and the International Organization for Migration are arranging a study tour and roundtable discussion in Qatar for a newly formed association called the Association of Skilled Migrant Worker Agencies of Kenya (ASMAK), which is made up of Kenyan private employment agents (PEAs) that are committed to ethical recruitment practices.

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Verité Cares About Your Data Privacy

Vision Newsletter includes information on Verité programs, resources, and news, as well as developments in the field of labor rights. We only use your information to email you the Vision Newsletter, and occasionally information about, or events facilitated by, Verité. We will never pass your information on to others without your express permission.

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Contract Labor in India

India consistently ranks as the world’s largest recipient of remittances from its overseas community. Of the estimated 25 million Indian nationals living abroad, approximately 40 percent live and work in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Verité has been highlighting the exploitation faced by semi or unskilled Indian workers in the GCC and other regions for many years. The March issue of Vision highlighted the launch of a new project, supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor to promote safe and fair migration from India to the GCC states.

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Safe & Fair Migration: East Africa to the GCC

With support from the US Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Verité continues work with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Kenya, civil society organizations, the Government of Kenya, recruitment industry actors, as well as employers in GCC countries to promote safe and fair migration between East Africa and GCC countries. This project recognizes that East African migrants to the GCC countries are among the most vulnerable, as East Africa has become the new frontier for recruiting labor for low wage jobs in GCC countries.

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