What is Modern Slavery?
“Modern slavery is the severe exploitation of other people for personal or commercial gain. Modern slavery is all around us, but often just out of sight. People can become entrapped making our clothes, serving our food, picking our crops, working in factories, or working in houses as cooks, cleaners or nannies.”
Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
“GFEMS is a bold international fund forging public-private partnerships and catalyzing a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery.
Our strategy includes increasing resources, engaging government and the private sector, funding transformative programs and technologies, and ensuring robust assessment of impact across all partners and programs.
Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.”
Mars, Nestlé and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US
“Eight children who claim they were used as slave labour on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast have launched legal action against the world’s biggest chocolate companies. They accuse the corporations of aiding and abetting the illegal enslavement of “thousands” of children on cocoa farms in their supply chains.”