Why are we undertaking this research?

For the last several years, there has been growing awareness, and increased activity, around the issues of human trafficking and modern slavery.  There are many overlapping definitions, and so, estimations of the scale of these problems also vary. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 2.5 million people in sexual or labour exploitation worldwide…

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The faith modern slavery nexus

There is an urgency of response to an ostensibly growing issue of human trafficking and modern slavery. Faith-based organisations have an increasingly visible role in responses to human trafficking, not just through awareness raising among faith congregations, but also as recipients of statutory and charitable funds to provide services to trafficked persons. Three principal terrains…

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