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Kieran Guilbert

Change minds of millions of slaveholders to end modern slavery: expert

Nov 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global anti-slavery movement must go beyond just freeing victims and convince millions of slaveholders worldwide that they can make a good living without relying on exploitation, a leading anti-slavery expert said on Wednesday.

Slave-free jeans sell out on 'Markle sparkle' but can companies back ethical vows?

Nov 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Meghan Markle wore a pair of "slave-free" jeans on a royal tour of Australia last month, she sparked a sales stampede and shone a spotlight on the growing number of companies aiming to meet public demand for products untainted by modern-day slavery.

Slave-free jeans sell out on 'Markle sparkle' but can companies back ethical vows?

Nov 13 2018

LONDON, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Meghan Markle wore a pair of "slave-free" jeans on a royal tour of Australia last month, she sparked a sales stampede and shone a spotlight on the growing number of companies aiming to meet public demand for products untainted by modern-day slavery.

Top UK fashion brands team up with law enforcement to combat modern slavery

Nov 13 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major British retailers including Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Next are joining forces with law enforcement agencies in a bid to eradicate labor exploitation and modern slavery from the fashion industry, Britain's anti-slavery body said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: North Korean worker seeks Dutch shipbuilder's prosecution over labor abuses

Nov 08 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A North Korean laborer has filed a landmark criminal complaint against a Dutch shipbuilding company that allegedly profited from the abuse of workers in its supply chain in Poland and was aware of the "slave-like conditions", lawyers said on Thursday.

Major companies urged to stop telling anti-slavery 'fairytales'

Nov 04 2018

NEW HAVEN, United States (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major corporations who claim to be committed to tackling the threat of forced labor often tell "fairytales" that belie workplace exploitation and shirk responsibility for cleaning up their supply chains, academics and activists told a conference.

World needs workers' rights 'revolution' to end modern slavery: experts

Nov 03 2018

NEW HAVEN, United States (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world will not end modern-day slavery by focusing on legal action alone and should back a workers' rights "revolution" to protect people from exploitation and forced labor, lawyers, academics and campaigners told a conference.

World backs data 'revolution' in global anti-slavery drive

Oct 24 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global agreement to map and count the victims of forced labor is a landmark that activists say will revolutionize efforts to free millions of people around the world from modern slavery.

Marks & Spencer tops list of major British firms tackling modern slavery

Oct 23 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major retailer Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) topped a list on Tuesday ranking Britain's biggest businesses on their efforts to tackle modern slavery, yet labor experts urged the country's top 100 companies to be more transparent and lead by example globally.

UK launches car wash scheme to tackle labor abuses and slavery

Oct 21 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A government scheme to tackle labor abuses and modern slavery at Britain's hand car washes was announced on Monday, following concerns that Eastern European workers are being exploited and enslaved at thousands of unregulated sites across the country.

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