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 international partners 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, capacity building and law enforcement and criminal justice collaboration.

 

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 | 23 October 2018
The Modern Slavery Unit in the Home Office has launched a newsletter to keep stakeholders informed of its progress in delivering reform of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), and to share key news from its partners in their work to tackle modern slavery.
News | 22 October 2018
A new report released jointly today by the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab takes a close look at modern slavery, environmental destruction and climate change as interconnected crises. The study reveals the ways in which these three areas are intrinsically linked, strongly supporting the argument that it is vital to for them to be routinely considered as connected issues and tackled with holistic strategies.
News | 18 October 2018
A new collaborative study between experts at the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham and the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, issued on 18 Oct 2018, looks at the true extent and nature of modern slavery and human trafficking in hand car washes in the UK.
News | 15 October 2018
The Human Trafficking Foundation has today published the updated Slavery and Trafficking Survivor Care Standards, a vital resource for frontline practitioners who work with survivors. These Standards have been endorsed by Kevin Hyland OBE, the inaugural Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
News | 11 October 2018
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s (IASC) office, in collaboration with the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, has today launched an online toolkit to help local organisations and agencies work better together to tackle modern slavery.
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