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New Report on the Fate of Female Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Argentina

Report published in December 2021 Taking forward our work to end modern slavery, globally, we are delighted to publish our new report titled, The Invisible – The Fate of Female Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Argentina.Report on the Lack of a Comprehensive and Restorative Policy for Women Trafficked for Sexual Exploitation. This report is aContinue reading “New Report on the Fate of Female Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Argentina”

HRC Launched Our First Online Workshop on Empowering Taiwanese Employers of Migrant Domestic Workers

「好雇主的線上工作坊」- 憫研顧問的第一場中文線上工作坊(繁體中文與下一場工作坊的報名方式詳見下方) On 16th November 2021, HRC has launched our first mandarin online workshop “Employing a Migrant Domestic Worker: How to Become a Lawful Employer in Taiwan”. There is a rising demand for long-term care (LTC) in Taiwan in recent years as its population continued to age. Without a sufficient local domestic nursing workforce andContinue reading “HRC Launched Our First Online Workshop on Empowering Taiwanese Employers of Migrant Domestic Workers”

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Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Algeria – HRC’s Second Research Project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

HRC has begun our second research project with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) – Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts – for the Case Study on Algeria. The study is part of BIICL’s “Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts” project funded by the United States Government and features 14 case studies. Information about HRC’s previousContinue reading “Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Algeria – HRC’s Second Research Project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)”

“Memiliki Koneksi Internet merupakan bagian dari Hak Asasi Manusia” – Sudah Waktunya untuk Memperbolehkan Pekerja di Laut untuk Terhubung

 “Ketika saya bekerja sebagai nelayan di suatu kapal, saya tidak mampu untuk menghubungi keluarga saya selama 10 bulan karena tidak ada sinyal maupun koneksi internet di atas kapal” Seorang teman Indonesia menyampaikan hal ini kepada saya semalam, “terdapat seperangkat telepon satelit di atas kapal, tetapi itu hanya bisa digunakan oleh nahkoda dan kepala kamar mesin.Continue reading ““Memiliki Koneksi Internet merupakan bagian dari Hak Asasi Manusia” – Sudah Waktunya untuk Memperbolehkan Pekerja di Laut untuk Terhubung”

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“Having Internet Connection is a Human Right” – It’s About Time to Allow Workers at Sea to be Connected

 “When I was working as a fisherman on a vessel, I had once been unable to contact my family for ten months because there was neither signal nor internet connection onboard.” An Indonesian friend of mine told me last night, “There is a set of satellite phones onboard, but that’s only for use of theContinue reading ““Having Internet Connection is a Human Right” – It’s About Time to Allow Workers at Sea to be Connected”

New Project – “The impacts of Covid-19 on trafficking and child labour in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam.”

Humanity Research Consultancy will be working along with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on the project titled, “The impacts of Covid-19 on trafficking and child labour in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam.” The research will look deeper into how the Covid-19 pandemic, in the current policy environment, has impacted marginalised groups – namely survivors of trafficking and childrenContinue reading “New Project – “The impacts of Covid-19 on trafficking and child labour in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam.””

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) Urges its Supply Chain Partners to Protect Rights of Migrant Workers under the Pandemic

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), one of the largest semiconductor firms worldwide, has announced the statement “Supply Chains Partners Should Ensure the Human Rights Protection During the Pandemic” on 26th July, which particularly centred on the rights of migrant workers being employed by its subsidiaries and partner firms. The management guidance on migrantContinue reading “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) Urges its Supply Chain Partners to Protect Rights of Migrant Workers under the Pandemic”

Report on the Overview of the Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan

Report published in July 2021 Continuing our work to end modern slavery, globally, we are delighted to publish our new report titled, The Marginalised — An Overview of the Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan. This report is prepared by Humanity Research Consultancy and is written by Sharlene Chen. The report sets out the big pictureContinue reading “Report on the Overview of the Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan”

Backing Down from the Zero-Payment Policy – Indonesian Government Introducing New Finance Plan for Migrant Workers

To prevent Indonesian workers from being employed abroad be debt-bonded, in the past few months, the Indonesian government had held formal conversations with the destination countries’ governments that are recruiting Indonesian workers as blue-collar migrant workers, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. Jakarta has introduced a zero-payment policy that requires foreign employers, instead of IndonesianContinue reading “Backing Down from the Zero-Payment Policy – Indonesian Government Introducing New Finance Plan for Migrant Workers”

HRC research project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts – National Research Consultants for the case study on Bahrain

مشروع بحثي لاستشارات البحوث الانسانية (HRC) والمعهد البريطاني للقانون الدولي والقانون المقارن حول محددات جهود مكافحة الإتجار بالبشر استشاريين وباحثين وطنيين لدراسة حالة البحرين *Arabic translation below الترجمة العربية أدناه The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is implementing a research project on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts. This project aims at answeringContinue reading “HRC research project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts – National Research Consultants for the case study on Bahrain”

Report on China’s Role in Preventing Modern Slavery in Myanmar’s Jade Mines

Report published in May 2021 We are delighted to publish our report on China’s Role in Preventing Modern Slavery in Myanmar’s Jade Mines. This is the first of its kind report that analyses how and why Chinese corporates and markets involved in jade mining could assert their influence and apply pressure to conflict groups toContinue reading “Report on China’s Role in Preventing Modern Slavery in Myanmar’s Jade Mines”

Delta 8.7 Policy Guides: What Actually Works to End Modern Slavery in the Context of Markets?

Delta 8.7 is a global knowledge platform exploring what works to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking, and child labour, an aim set out in Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Between April 2020 and March 2021, Delta 8.7 convened global expert Working Groups to produce three Policy Guides to address “whatContinue reading “Delta 8.7 Policy Guides: What Actually Works to End Modern Slavery in the Context of Markets?”

My Three Reflections From The Recent Lawsuit Filed By Once Child Labourers Against Big Chocolate Brands

By Deeksha Sharma No chocolate is sweet if it is exacted from forced labour and exploitation. Recently, eight children have claimed that they were used as slave labour on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast and have launched legal action against the most renowned and biggest chocolate companies in the world. These companies are– Nestlé, Cargill,Continue reading “My Three Reflections From The Recent Lawsuit Filed By Once Child Labourers Against Big Chocolate Brands”

Celebrating the Establishment of the Second Migrant Fishermen’s Union in Taiwan

After two years of preparation, Keelung Migrant Fishermen Union (KMFU), the second migrant fishermen’s union in Taiwan, was successfully established on 7th February 2021. Various stakeholders, attended the press conference to celebrate the grand establishment of this union. Including legislators, officers from the National Immigration Agency, and the representatives from NGOs such as the TaiwanContinue reading “Celebrating the Establishment of the Second Migrant Fishermen’s Union in Taiwan”

New Project – Labour Supply Chain Mapping for Plan International SAFE Seas project

HRC will start working with Plan International on the consultancy assignment of “Labour Supply Chain Mapping for Indonesia and Foreign Fishing Vessels”, as part of the SAFE Seas (The Safeguarding Against and Addressing Fishers’ Exploitation at Sea) Project.  The SAFE Seas Project focuses on improving enforcement to combat labor exploitation and decreasing the social constructsContinue reading “New Project – Labour Supply Chain Mapping for Plan International SAFE Seas project”

Wonderful End of the Fellowship Programme

After an exciting and compacted twelve weeks, our first Fellowship training Programme has come to an end. Read about the first half of this programme at https://humanity-consultancy.com/2020/11/01/first-hrc-fellowship-training-programme/. To support our participants to put their learning into effect, the last two sessions were more on the practical side. We concentrated on how to look for suitableContinue reading “Wonderful End of the Fellowship Programme”

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Write a Message to Your Favourite Brands: Celebrate 2020 Human Rights Day with Us!

As Christmas approaches, the world is ready for the holiday shopping season. However, have you ever wondered what measures have your favourite brands taken to make sure the products are not tainted by labour exploitation? Eradicating child labour, trafficking labour and forced labour in supply chains remains one of the toughest global challenges, and youContinue reading “Write a Message to Your Favourite Brands: Celebrate 2020 Human Rights Day with Us!”

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Listen to the Final Presentation from Outstanding Participants of Our 12-week Fellowship Programme

We are pleased to inform you that the Humanity Research Consultancy is holding the last session of our 2020 Fellowship Training Programme at 9:00-12:00 UK time on 28th November. This is a 12- week training programme designed for Asian and African young professional who are passionate with tackling issues around extreme human rights abuses, whichContinue reading “Listen to the Final Presentation from Outstanding Participants of Our 12-week Fellowship Programme”

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What if Your Role as a Doctor is Killing instead of Saving?

This real life story was told to HRC anonymously. After careful consideration, we decided to publish this story. The story is written from a first-person angle. We have removed sensitive information to protect the stakeholders involved. I will never forget that night in 2018, not until the day I die. That day, I invited aContinue reading “What if Your Role as a Doctor is Killing instead of Saving?”

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First HRC Fellowship Training Programme

HRC Fellowship Training Programme 19th Sep 2020 – 28th Nov 2020 Humanity research consultancy has been running our first Fellowship Training Programme on the topic of becoming a research consultant combating modern slavery, from 19th September to 28th November. As an approach to meet HRC’s goal of providing young local researchers opportunities to engage withContinue reading “First HRC Fellowship Training Programme”