New Child Labor Inspection Curriculum

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...
New Global Estimates on Modern Slavery and Child Labor

New Global Estimates on Modern Slavery and Child Labor

Two reports released last week: Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage, produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation in partnership with the International Organization for Migration and Global Estimates of Child Labour: Results and Trends, 2012-2016 produced by the ILO, reveal the scale of these important issues at the heart of Verité’s work.

Labor Violations in the Guatemalan Sugar Sector

Labor Violations in the Guatemalan Sugar Sector

Verité’s exploratory research into the labor conditions in Guatemala’s sugar industry has revealed a high degree of vulnerability to labor trafficking in this sector. This research found evidence of recruitment abuses, child labor, restrictions on workers’ right to freedom of association, gender-based discrimination, wage and hour violations, threats to workers’ health and safety, inhumane living conditions, and negative impacts on communities surrounding sugar plantations.