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Mapping Forced Marriage Risk in Nottinghamshire

Fashioning a Beautiful Future? Supporting Workers and Addressing Labour Exploitation in Leicester’s Textile and Garment Industry

Evidence Submission: Director of Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2023-24

External Policy Tools to Address Modern Slavery and Forced Labour

Briefing: Ending Encryption - potential implications on human trafficking

Letting Exploitation off the Hook? Evidencing labour abuses in UK fishing

Impact of Covid-19 Lockdowns on Practitioners: Findings from Initial Qualitative Interviews

Briefing 1: The exploitation of Moldovan diaspora in the UK - exploratory research into the circumstances and nature of Moldovan exploitation in the UK. 

Briefing 2: The exploitation of Moldovan Diaspora in the UK - findings from interviews with Moldovan diaspora residing in the UK.

Afghanistan Case Study 
 
The impact of Covid-19 and Covid-Related Restrictions on Forced Marriage: Data Report
 
What We Know Now: The Impact of Covid-19 and Covid-related restrictions on people vulnerable to, or already experiencing, forced marriage in the UK
 
Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines drug distribution: Understanding the impact of Covid-19
 
The Energy of Freedom?: Solar Energy, Modern Slavery and the Just Transition (Full report)
 
Briefing: The Energy of Freedom
 
Nationality and Borders Bill: Briefing for the House of Commons
 
Child Sexual Exploitation Policy and Practices Study: Bangladesh and India Legal and Policy Compendium
 
Submission to Foreign Affairs Committee Call for Evidence on UK Policy Towards Afghanistan: What are the humanitarian and human rights implications of the Taliban takeover?
 
Briefing on the intersection between cognitive impairments and exploitation in Nottingham

Intersections between exploitation and cognitive impairment: An exploratory study in Nottingham, UK (full report)
 
Briefing for Peers on Nationality and Borders Bill: Concerns about Part 5 on Modern Slavery (March 2022)

Briefing on Nationality and Borders Bill: Concerns about Part 5, Modern Slavery (January 2022)
Consideration Paper Nationality and Borders Bill: Part 5 - Modern Slavery  
Re-trafficking - The current state of play: Research Report with the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner 
Briefing on Covid-19 and Forced Marriage: India Cases for the UK Forced Marriage Unit 
Briefing on Responding to COP26 at the Rights Lab: Outcomes of the COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact 
Briefing on Modern Slavery in the Nationality and Borders Bill: Executive Summary 
Report on Forced Labour in the Malaysian Medical Gloves Supply Chain before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence, Scale and Solutions 
Impact of Covid-19 on Calls to the Forced Marriage Unit: Rapid Evidence Review 
Briefing on Somalia Case Study: Research Findings 
Briefing on Bangladesh Case Study: Research Findings 
Report on Afghanistan Prospects and Challenges: Policy Report 
Briefing on Evidencing COP26 at the Rights Lab: Exploring work from across the Rights Lab 
Briefing on Strengthening International Response to Alleged Xinjiang Forced Labour: An Overview 
Report on Modern Slavery: What Can Small Businesses Do: A Guide 
Briefing on Pakistan Case Study : Research Findings 
Learning About Labour Rights: Evaluation of the Skills and Education Group Level 1 Award in Workers' Rights and Labour Exploitation
Commercial Sexual Exploitation Policy and Practices in Bangladesh and India:Summary for Practitioners
BRIEFING: Impact of Covid-19 on Forced Marriage: Update on Initial Findings
Modern Slavery Environmental Degredation and Climate Change: Roundtable Report
Briefing on Pathways for Addressing the Nexus between Modern Slavery, Environmental Degradation and Climate Change: Roadmap recommendations
Briefing on Forced Sexual Exploitation of Cisgender Males and Transgender Individuals: Initial Findings
Briefing on SMEs and Modern Slavery: Preliminary Survey Findings on Actions Taken by SMEs to Tackle Modern Slavery
Briefing on A Problem Profile for Modern Slavery in Nottinghamshire: Collaborative Approach to Improving Local Understanding of Modern Slavery
Briefing on Developing a Localised Problem Profile for Modern Slavery: A Guide to Why and How
Report on the Problem of Sports Trafficking with an Agenda for Future Investigation and Action
Report on Implications of Covid-19 for Modern Slavery Challenges in Supply Chain Management
Briefing on responding to Alleged Forced Labour in Xinjiang: Findings from a Database Version 2.0
Report on Lcal Government Authority Modern Slavery Assurance Guidance: Guidance Relating to Construction Procurement and Modern Slavery Due Diligence
Briefing on the Impact of Covid-19 on Call Handlers Tackling Karma Nirvana's National Forced Marriage Helpline: Rapid Evidence Review
Briefing on Forced Marriage and Covid-19: Initial Analysis of Forced Marriage Protection Orders: Rapid Evidence Review
Report on the Impact of Covid-19 on Romanian and Bulgarian Workers in UK Agriculture 
Report on Building resilience against exploitation in Senegal in the context of Covid-19 (French version) 
Report on Building Resilience Against Exploitation in Senegal in the Context of Covid-19
Building Resilience against Exploitation in Senegal and Kenya in the Context of Covid-19
Summary of Key Themes
Building Resilience against Exploitation in Senegal and Kenya in the Context of Covid-19 (French version): Summary of Key Themes (French Version)
Report on Building resilience against exploitation in Kenya in the context of Covid-19
Report on The Slavery-Free Campus: A Blueprint for University Action Against Modern Slavery
Report on EU Law. Global Impact.: Potential Impact of Human Rights Due Diligence Laws on Labour Exploitation and Forced Labour 
Briefing on EU Law. Global Impact: Considering the Potential Impact of Human Rights Due Diligence Laws on Labour Exploitation and Forced Labour
Report on Risks for Victims and Survivors of Forced Marriage:Research Findings on International Travel Restrictions and Quarantine
Briefing on Covid-19, Vulnerability and the Safeguarding of Criminally Exploited Children: Findings from Safeguarding Professionals across England
Briefing on Responding to Alleged Forced Labour in Xinjiang:Findings from a New Database of Country Responses
Report on Disposable Workers? Experiences of Work in Road Freight Transport and Warehousing 
Briefing on Impacts and Ongoing Risks of Covid-19 (USA): Reflections and Insights from Survivors and Support Organisations in the USA
Summary report on Disposable Workers? Experiences of Work in Road Freight Transport and Warehousing 
Report on Global Cities Free of Slavery: Covid-19 Impact Analysis
Report on the Impact of Covid-19 on Human Trafficking in Sudan: A Case Study of Transition (Project Report)
Workshop Report on Global Cities Free of Slavery: Brazil 
Briefing on the Benefits and the Barriers to Accessing Employment: Considerations for Survivors of Modern Slavery 
Report on Access to Legal Advice and Representation for Survivors of Modern Slavery: Research Report with the University of Liverpool and ATLEU
Report on the Benefits and the Barriers to Accessing Employment: Considerations for Survivors of Modern Slavery
Briefing on Impacts and Ongoing Risks of Covid-19: Reflections & Insights from Survivors & Support Organisations in the UK
Response to the New Plan for Immigration:Submission to the UK Government's Consultation
Report on understanding the Working Conditions of Western & Central Pacific Ocean Fisheries Observers: A Baseline Survey
Briefing on the Impact of Covid-19 on Calls to National Forced Marriage Helplines: Initial Findings
Report on the Top 20 Source Countries for Modern Slavery in the UK: A Comparative Study of Top Source Countries for Modern Slavery Victims in the UK
Report on the Lived Realities of Sustained Liberation: An Evaluation of Survivor Experiences in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India
Brifing (International) on : Top 20 Source Countries:Summary for Internationally-Focused Actors on the Top Source Countries for Modern Slavery in the UK 
Briefing on Amplifying Survivor Voice in Research Recommendations: Addressing Risks & Impacts of Covid-19 for Survivors of Trafficking in the USA 
Briefing on Risks & Impacts of Covid-19 for Modern Slavery Survivors in the USA: A Summary of Key Themes
Briefing on Integrated and Indivisible:The Sustainable Development Agenda of Modern Slavery Survivor Narratives
Risks, Impacts and Mitigating Responses of Covid-19 for Modern Slavery Survivors in the UK and the USA: Rapid Evidence Review
Briefing on Evaluating the Buddying Scheme:Assessing the Efficacy of a Pilot Scheme to Pair Rights Lab Researchers with Home Office Policy Officials
Briefing on Covid-19 and Modern Slavery Risk in English Social Care: Understanding the Increased Risk of Exploitative Labour Practices
Briefing on Addressing Modern Slavery through Climate Change Mitigation: Exploring the Nexus between Modern Slavery, Deforestation and Climate Change
Briefing on Measuring Modern Slavery: Moving Beyond Prevalence
Briefing on Brexit and Modern Slavery: The Impact of Brexit on UK Legal Frameworks to Tackle Modern Slavery
Briefing on Combatting Human Trafficking: What Do We Know About What Works 
Briefing on Islamic States Use of Enslavement:Systematic Enslavement as a Tactic of War
Briefing on Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting:Briefing for the UK Government 
Briefing on Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting: Briefing for Businesses
Briefing on Modern Slavery Risk in Adult Social Care: Assessing Care-Worker Vulnerability to Exploitation
Briefing on Modern Slavery in Local Media: How Local Media Reports on Modern Slavery
Briefing on Modern Slavery Policy and Practice:Addressing the Implementation Gap Between Modern Slavery Policy and Practice
Briefing on Tackling Slavery in Brazilian-UK Beef and Timber Supply Chains: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Tackle Slavery in Brazilian- UK Beef and Timber Supply Chains 
Briefing on Survivor Definitions of Slavery: Examining the Policy Implications of a Survivor-Centred and Survivor- Informed Approach to Defining Slavery
Report on Going Places: Journeys to Recovery:A Study on the Benefits of Funded Travel for Modern Slavery Survivors
The Nexus between Forced Displacement and Contemporary Forms of Slavery: Evidence Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Report on Impact of Covid-19 of Modern Slavery in Sudan:Emerging Findings
Briefing on Risks & Impacts of Covid-19 for Modern Slavery Survivors in the UK:A Summary of Key Themes
Report on Campaigning for Change:The Coop's Approach to Tackling Modern Slavery and Supporting Victims 
Anti-Slavery Strategic Communications During Covid-19: Monitoring Twitter Communications January – September 2020 
Briefing on Policing County Lines During Covid-19: Emerging Findings
Impact of Covid-19 on Modern Slavery Survivors in the UK & USA:Preliminary Survey Findings
Assessing the Impact of Modern Slavery Guidance for Procurement in UK Construction: Evaluation of Supply Chain Sustainability School
Markets Evidence Review: A Review of Evidence on Policy and Interventions in the Context of Markets
Justice Evidence Review: A Review of Evidence on Policy and Interventions in the Context of Justice
Crisis Evidence Review: A Review of Evidence on Policy and Interventions in the Context of Crisis
County lines: Online Harms During the Pandemic: Submission to the Home Affairs Committee Call for Evidence
Survivor Alliance, An Appreciative Inquiry: Understanding the Organisation's Influence, Impact and Work to Date
Report on Beyond the Walls: Microdata on Domestic Workers in North East India
Report on Corporate Visuals and the Representation of Labour: How Corporations Represent their Workers
BRIEFING: Funded Public Transport: Findings of a Project Evaluating Benefits of Funded Public Transport for Modern Slavery Survivors
Research Methods Briefing #2:Insight Tiles 
Research Methods Briefing #1: Remote Sensing
Covid and Modern Slavery:A Research Response by the Rights Lab 
Briefing on the Impact of Covid-19 on Child Criminal Exploitation: Emerging Findings
Report on Social Progress and Responsible Business Practice: A Study on Outland Denim's Cut and Sew Facility in Cambodia
Report on Partnerships for Freedom: Improving Multi-Agency Collaboration on Modern Slavery
Report on Care Workers and Covid 19: Assessing the Vulnerability of Care-Workers in England 
Report on Bradford Council Modern Slavery Risk in Procurement:Analysis Undertaken for Bradford Council on the Risk of Modern Slavery in their Supply Chains
Protecting Human Rghts & Covid: Response to Joint Questionnaire of Special Procedures with a Focus on Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Related Exploitation
Resilience Workbook: A Resource for Survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Report on Brexit and Modern Slavery:Brexit and Modern Slavery Impacts on the UK's Legal Frameworks for Workers in Supply Chains 
The Clewer Initiative: An Appreciative Inquiry:Impact Report on the Church of England's Anti-Slavery Project
Analysis of procurement data for the risk of trafficking in human beings:Pilot project for the OSCE Mission to Serbia
Submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee:Labour in the Food Supply Chain 
The Impact of Covid -19 on Business and Workers: Industries at High Risk of Modern Slavery:Submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee 
Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Modern Slavery:Covid-19, Human Rights and Modern Slavery 
Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Forced Marriage:Covid-19, Human Rights and Forced Marriage 
Submission to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology:Responses to Survey on Covid-19 Outbreak 
Guidance for Policy Makers:Survivor Involvement in Anti-Slavery Policy Making 
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Report:Protecting Migrant Workers from Exploitation in the EU 
Protecting Child Domestic Workers in Tanzania: Evaluating the Scalability and Impact of the Drafting and Adoption of Local District Bylaws 
10 Top Tips About Working with Faith Communities:10 Top Tips, Produced for the Anti-Slavery Partnership Toolkit 
Report on Antislavery Legislation: Findings of New Antislavery Legislation Database 
Briefing on Antislavery Legislation:Briefing and Recommendations for Stakeholders on New Database 
Labour Market Enforcement Strategy:Response to the Call to Inform the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2020-21 
Briefing on the Slavery-Free Campus:  Recommendations for University Action Against Modern Slavery
Report on Painting Toward Freedom:The Power of Murals and Street Art for Modern Antislavery
Report on Photographing Modern Slavery:Recommendations for Responsible Practice
Report on Voices:Ideas for Using Survivor Testimony in Antislavery Work
Report on Labour Market Enforcement Strategy: Response to the Call to Inform the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 
Report on Modern Slavery in Cotton Supply Chains: Assessment of Potential Corporate Responses to the Risk in Egyptian Cotton Supply Chains
Report on Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting: Increasing Engagement but Poor Quality from a High Risk Sector
Supply Chain Consultation: Submission to the Government of Canada
Sustainability of the Fashion Industry: Submission to the Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry
Support for Victims of Modern Slavery: Submission to the DWP Select Committee Inquiry 
Report for Survivor Alliance on the Role of Survivors: Report for Survivor Alliance about the Historical Antislavery Movement 
Hand Car Washes Inquiry: Submission to the Environmental Audit Committee
Evidence on Modern Slavery: Submission to the Home Affairs Committee Call for Evidence
Adult Social Care Procurement: Evaluating the Modern Slavery Risks in the UK 
Access to Justice and Remedy:Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery 
Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia: Submission to the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade 
Evaluation report of the Labour Exploitation, Education and Awareness Project delivered by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to Boston College: Report on a Pilot Education and Awareness Project 
Report on Hand Car Washes : Labour Exploitation in the UK Hand Car Wash Sector 
Report on the Modern Slavery Victim Support Bill:A Cost Benefit Analysis 
Addressing Tomorrow's Slavery Today:Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Briefing on Antislavery Policies and Investments within Development:Briefing Paper for the Norwegian Government
Code 8.7 Conference Report: Papers from the February 2019 Conference
Report on the Clewer Iniative's Safe Car Wash App
Report on Tackling Slavery in Supply Chains:Lessons from Brazilian-UK Beef and Timber
PFRA Report on Protecting Migrant Workers from Exploitation in the EU: Boosting Workplace Inspections
Report on Modern Slavery, Environmental Destruction and Climate Change: Fisheries, Field, Forests and Factories 
Report on Anti-Slavery Partnerships in the UK:Collaborating for Freedom
Report on Measuring Success in Anti-Slavery Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base Through Action Research 
Report on Modern Slavery Act and Agriculture: Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting: Poor Performance Despite High Risks 
Survey Report on Modern Slavery Research Survey: the UK Picture 
PaCCs Policy Briefing: Modern Slavery Meaning and Measurement: New Approaches
 
Anti-Slavery Performance Management: A Short Guide to Performance Management for Local Anti-Slavery Partnerships
 
 
 

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