October 25, 2021

Win for asylum seeker barred from working

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From Freedom United

October 10, 2021 News Digest
Forced labor
From New York to Paris, protests erupt against Uyghur forced labor
This week, Zara and Apple stores have been sites of protests against the forced labor of Uyghurs in China. Both companies have come under fire for supply chain links to the Uyghur Region where one million people have been detained since 2017 and subjected to forced labor amongst other egregious human rights abuses. Read more…
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Forced labor
Migrant workers still experiencing kafala system in Qatar

Despite reforms to the kafala system announced by Qatar’s government over a year ago, migrant workers in the country continue to be blocked from enjoying the benefits of the reforms. Notably, workers are finding it difficult to change employers and continue to report employers’ confiscating passports and withholding wages. Read more…
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Law & policy
High Court rules policy preventing people seeking asylum from working unlawful

The High Court ruled this week that the U.K.’s restrictive policy preventing people seeking asylum from working is unlawful given the adverse impacts the policy has on children’s wellbeing. Allan Cordona waited nearly three years for a decision on his asylum claim before launching legal action against the interior ministry. 

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Domestic servitude

‘They call us slaves’: Kenyan domestic workers call out
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Survivor stories

Children of modern slavery survivors face intergenerational trauma
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Events happening next week:
Monday October 11  ​     – ​A holistic approach to contemporary slavery and climate change 
Tuesday October 12        – The diversity and complexity of child marriage 
Thursday October 14 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​       – Examining a public health approach to  modern slavery Saturday October 16 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​       – Walk for Freedom

Join us next Friday ahead of U.K. Anti-Slavery Day for an important conversation on how the anti-trafficking space can move to being actively anti-racist, with Debbie Ariyo OBE. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and set a calendar reminder for the event! You can submit your questions for our speakers here.

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Miriam Karmali
Freedom United

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