Issue No. 4: 2 December 2018

Welcome to the Delta 8.7 Newsletter!

Today on 2 December, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, we are excited to launch a new feature: interactive country data dashboards. 

This month we are also talking about; authorities' support of anti-trafficking efforts which don't disrupt power relations; taking a deeper look at how understanding gender relations is essential to informing policy solutions to address forced labour in supply chains; the need for survivor-informed research and more
Explore the new country data dashboards which compile and visualize the best publicly available data at the country level on forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking, and child labour. 

Before the dashboards are published, they go through a Notice and Comment protocol. They are shared with the relevant national statistics office, labour ministry and Permanent Mission to the UN in New York to provide an Official Response to their dashboard. Any responses received is published on the site to ensure full transparency of this process. Dashboards will continue to be rolled-out throughout the coming months.
Featured Articles 

The Political Economy of Anti-Trafficking – The Evidence Base
by Igor Bosc, International Labour Organization

The ILO’s Work in Freedom programme found that authorities are far more likely to back anti-trafficking measures that don’t disrupt prevailing power relations in which they have a stake, which helps explain why so many anti-trafficking interventions fail. read more >>

Survivor Re/Integration in Cambodia: What Works?
by James Havey, Chab Dai

In 2010, Chab Dai Coalition’s Butterfly Longitudinal Re/integration Research Project began following the lives of 128 Cambodian survivors of human trafficking, exploitation and/or abuse. After nine years, the team has developed a list of the project’s top 10 findings thus far. read more >> 

The Role of Gender Relations in Tackling Forced Labour in Supply Chains
by Genevieve LeBaron, University of Sheffield

Recent research on forced labour in global cocoa supply chains suggests that understanding gender relations is essential to understanding forced labour in supply chains and informing policy solutions to it. read more >>

The Need for Survivor-Informed Research to Fight Human Trafficking 
by Lara Powers, Polaris and Nat Paul, National Survivor Network

We must prioritize research, we must fund it, and we must ensure that survivors represent the stakeholders who both provide and benefit from collecting the data we so desperatly need. read more >>

And there's more (articles)... 
  • Evaluating Efforts to Address Forced Labour in the Food & Beverage Industry, by Kilian Moote, KnowTheChain read more >>
  • Want to Stop Child Labour? Lessons From the Young Lives Study, by Jo Boydem, Young Lives read more >>
  • Measuring Survivor Restoration With the Assessment of Survivor Outcomes Tool, by Vanessa Bautista, Holly Burkhalter, International Justice Mission read more >>
  • Why is Nigeria a Hotspot for Human Trafficking, by Rune Henriksen, Norwegian Centre for Global Analyses read more >>
Project Highlights
  • Dr Kelly Gleason, Delta 8.7's Data Science Lead was quoted in Reuters about the international agreement related to the measurement of forced labour.
  • Watch this video we made for the Alliance 8.7 Global Coordinating Group meeting about what we've been up to and what's coming up. 
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This newsletter is produced by the Delta 8.7 - The Alliance 8.7 Knowledge Platform, a project by United Nations University Centre for Policy Research and a contribution to Alliance 8.7. Delta 8.7 helps policy actors understand and use evidence to adopt policy responses that will contribute to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7.
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