Thomson Reuters Foundation. Modern slavery generates profits of $150 billion a year for its perpetrators, who unconscionably exploit vulnerable children, women and men around the world for financial gain. Yet the resources devoted to combat this most evil of crimes are paltry compared to the scale of the atrocity. This is despite the fact that slavery is a crime under international law, and […]
By Nick Grono. The Economist. 13 March 2015 “Ending bonded labour will require economic as well as legal measures, says Beate Andrees of the ILO. Those desperate enough to get into debt for the chance of a job need better options, and long-standing recruitment practices must change. But she also hopes to see some “strategic […]
By Nick Grono. Huffington Post. 8 March 2015 On International Women’s Day we rightly celebrate all that has been achieved for women’s rights globally. But we must also openly acknowledge that so much more is required to achieve and maintain real equality, particularly in those countries and environments where women’s rights are routinely ignored or […]
By Nick Grono. Newsweek. 25 November 2014. I met a 15-year-old girl, a Dalit, or “untouchable,” in Varanasi, India, last month. Kidnapped by a member of her village, she had been raped and sold to a brothel in Mumbai hundreds of miles from her home. When she was finally rescued, she and her family had […]
My blog post in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on 30 September. A new effort to eradicate slavery is showing success—and may provide a model for other complex human rights and social justice issues. Read the full post here.
My oped in ConservativeHome. What we need now is a new abolitionist movement to end slavery. And consumers, governments and businesses all have an important role to play in this new movement – that’s one of the key lessons from Clarkson’s 20 year campaign to end the slave trade. Read the rest of the oped […]
My letter to the editor of the New York Times. The State Department is to be congratulated for sending a strong message to the Thai government that it must end slavery in its seafood industry. Even allies must learn that turning a blind eye to human trafficking has costs and consequences. Read the rest of […]