2022 Assembly


Modern Slavery in the nail-bar sector and cannabis cultivation in the UK.


UK independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, H.E. Kevin Hyland, OBE has called for tighter regulation of the nail-bar industry in the UK, in an effort to address the exploitation of girls and women trafficked from Vietnam.
Citing a report commissioned by his office to highlight the criminality in this area, ‘’Combating modern slavery experienced by Vietnamese nationals en route to and within, the UK,’’ Vietnam consistently ranks as one of the top three source-countries for potential victims of modern slavery in Britain.
While most of the victims trafficked from Vietnam are exploited for labour purposes in cannabis cultivation and nail bars, many are sexually exploited. Data suggests that over half of the victims are children.
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Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person.