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Slave-Free Alliance News
On October 15th at 12pm EST / 5pm BST, Josh Miller from the It’s A Penalty Campaign will be live on Instagram talking with Hope for Justice CEO, Ben Cooley.
The UK Government is to make the requirements on businesses to tackle modern slavery more stringent, it confirmed today. Reporting under key sections of Modern Slavery Statements, required for organisations with a budget of £36 million or more, will be made mandatory.
Hope for Justice is excited to be working alongside governments and academics as part of a pioneering UK Space Agency project to improve the response to human trafficking.
Break the Cycle 200, a non-profit that raises funds to end human trafficking and which recently became part of the Hope for Justice family, is celebrating the passage of a bill that will ensure more Iowa hotels and motels provide their employees with human trafficking prevention training.
A review prompted by the dismantling of the largest modern slavery gang in UK history – a joint operation by Hope for Justice and West Midlands Police – has found that “any of us” could have purchased goods produced by victims of slavery and that there is “no room for complacency.”
The men, who were victims of human trafficking, raised their financial concerns with the employer, who provided them with out-of-date food and forced them to sign documents.
Aldi UK and Ireland has joined Slave-Free Alliance – a business membership initiative to help protect supply chains against modern slavery.
Hope for Justice joins Barclays to discuss challenges faced by modern slavery survivors in accessing banking
Experts from Hope for Justice addressed a large audience of banking professionals at an event yesterday (January 22nd) as part of the Finance Against Slavery & Trafficking (FAST) Survivor Inclusion Initiative, of which Hope for Justice and Barclays are members.
Nine factory workers thought to have been subjected to modern slavery are being supported by Hope for Justice and law enforcement agencies, and more than 20 people moved to safer accommodation, following an intervention by our teams in recent days.
MAG, the owner of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, has today announced that it is the first airport operator in the UK to become a member of the Slave-Free Alliance.
Eight members of a modern slavery trafficking gang have been convicted of slavery, trafficking and money-laundering offences during two trials, during which more than 50 victims first identified by Hope for Justice – many supported by us ever since – bravely gave evidence.
As part of its commitment to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, The University of Manchester has become the first higher education institution to become a member of Slave-Free Alliance.
Three specialists from Hope for Justice supported a police operation that led to a factory being shut down and 15 victims being identified.