2022 Assembly


Unseen on Climate Change and Modern Slavery


Source: Unseen UK

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Unseen has written a joint letter with other anti-slavery charities to Alok Sharma, President of COP26. The letter calls for urgent action to acknowledge the link between climate-induced displacement and migration and the increased vulnerability of the world’s most marginalised societies to exploitation and slavery. Click the image above to watch a short film on why its so important to tackle climate change holistically.

Unseen’s CEO writes in The Guardian
The government needs to raise its game in its approach to tackling modern slavery, says Unseen’s CEO Andrew Wallis OBE in an article published in last week’s Guardian newspaper. He also sets out clearly and simply the negative repercussions that the new Nationality and Borders Bill will have on survivors of modern slavery and asylum seekers.

To ensure the UK doesn’t lose its place in the world for tackling modern slavery and exploitation, next week we’ll be asking you to write to your local MP to make crucial changes to this new bill. So please keep an eye on your inbox.

Response from G7
The newly-created coalition of anti-slavery charities – of which Unseen is a member – has received a response to its joint letter to G7 leaders asking for them to endorse supply chain reform and their concerted effort to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking globally by 2030.

In their response, the G7 Trade Ministers stated that they ‘call on all countries, multilateral institutions and businesses to work together, including with survivors of forced labour, to eradicate forced labour from global supply chains.’ They also cited past guidance notices on human rights due diligence to help drive out exploitation.

It’s a step in the right direction, but there’s still much further to go. We will continue to keep up pressure to bring lasting changes on the ground.

Helpline Hero Campaign
Our challenge to our vital supporters to become a Helpline Hero by taking part in our campaign is still open. Visit our website for more details on how you can talk, walk and raise funds to ensure Unseen’s Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline is there for anyone who needs help or has a concern.