Priority 5: International collaboration
To encourage effective and targeted international collaboration to combat modern slavery.

Why international collaboration?


Truly effective prevention must start in countries of origin to prevent vulnerable people from being exploited in the first place. Often this will mean working in collaboration with partners in countries of origin to develop effective and targeted prevention projects.

UK agencies must become more effective at identifying and recording details of the regions of countries of origin from where foreign national victims are most commonly trafficked. There must then be enhanced collaboration with partner governments, agencies and civil society organisations to develop effective prevention projects in these regions, with a focus on community engagement and awareness, the development of economic opportunities, and law enforcement and criminal justice collaboration and capacity building.

The resurgence of slavery is one of the great tragedies of the modern globalised era but to date it has not received the necessary level of priority or attention on the global political or development agendas. This is beginning to change.

 

The Commissioner visits top source country, Nigeria


Areas of focus


Related News & Insights


News | 15 August 2017
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner spoke to the Daily Mirror about modern slavery in hand car washes across the UK, and how members of the public can join the fight and spot the signs. The Daily Mirror visited 10 hand car washes and found all...
News | 11 August 2017
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) is partnering with the University of Nottingham on a research project to tackle modern slavery in business supply chains.   The Global Slavery Index reports there to be 45.8 million slaves worldwide....
News | 10 August 2017
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner speaks to May Bulman of the Independent on the scale of modern slavery in the UK and the need for sufficient gathering of intelligence in order to combat the crime. You can read the full article here.
News | 09 August 2017
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner urges law enforcement agencies to utilise data and intelligence in order to boost the fight against modern slavery. He also calls on technology firms and businesses to play their part in order to protect children...
News | 01 August 2017
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner speaks to Lin Taylor at Thomson Reuters about the importance of long-term support for victims and the admirable work of the Co-op and City Hearts. You can read the full article here.
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