December 1, 2021

Controversial immigration bill will punish survivors

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“Miriam Karmali, Freedom United” [email protected]

November 14, 2021 News Digest
Law & policy

Police raise alarm over how immigration bill will punish trafficking survivors

Senior police officers have criticized measures in the U.K.’s controversial Nationality and Borders Bill that will make it more difficult for trafficking survivors to be identified and access support. Freedom United has joined 50+ leaders in the anti-slavery sector raising urgent concerns over Part 4 of the immigration bill. Read more…
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Domestic slavery

Lebanon’s kafala system under fire in unprecedented lawsuit

MH (not her real name), an Ethiopian domestic worker in Lebanon, has brought a landmark case against her employer and the recruitment agency involved in securing her placement on the grounds that the treatment she endured as a result of the kafala sponsorship system amounts to slavery and human trafficking. Freedom United is urgently calling on Lebanon to abolish the kafala system and better protect domestic workers from exploitation. Read more…
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Law & policy

Freedom United responds to Australia’s Draft Online Safety (Basic Online Safety Expectations) Determination

Freedom United responded this week to the Australian government’s consultation on the Draft Online Safety (Basic Online Safety Expectations) Determination. BOSE regulations threaten to detract from trafficking prevention efforts by undermining harm reduction strategies used by sex workers online.
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Events happening next week:
Wednesday November 17
Exploring Vulnerabilities of BME LGBTQ Community to Human Trafficking 

Thursday November 18
Do children have the right to decent work?
Unchained Modern Slavery Webinar
Mark your calendars! Join us for this special event on children’s rights and child labor where our expert speakers will explore how to best prevent child labor exploitation. Register for the event and send us your questions for our panel here! 

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Miriam Karmali
Freedom United
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