Woman working on rubber plant plantation
2021 Trafficking in Persons Report Published: The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons published their annual report this month in which Malaysia fell to “Tier 3” after spending three years on the “Tier 2 Watchlist.”
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) index documents how governments and employers have exploited the pandemic to dismiss workers who exposed vital information about the spread of the virus in workplaces, among other issues.
Five Corridors Project Releases Reports on the Fair Recruitment of Migrant Workers 
The project aims to enhance understanding of how governments can strengthen regulatory and enforcement mechanisms to address abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices.
Dozens Die as Another Factory Fire Strikes Bangladesh: From the New York Times: “At least 51 people died in a fire at an industrial building outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.”
Ending Human Trafficking in the Twenty-First Century: Verité CEO Shawn MacDonald participated in the study group that informed this new report from the Council on Foreign Relations.
International Treaty Addresses Violence and Harassment
The International Labour Organization launched a campaign to promote ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention.
Report finds high risk of slavery in Canadian Supply Chains
Above Ground released a new report stating, “Canada’s prohibition on importing slave-made goods will be of little consequence if it’s not effectively enforced.”

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