The paper aims to clarify the concepts and issues, the actors and the options for addressing the challenges in preventing, managing and mitigating forced and slave labour in the global labour market. It provides a multistakeholder perspective to frame the analysis, with the intention of developing a ‘theory of change’ for a holistic response. It highlights some issues and options for how we can begin to change the landscape for the longer term involving multiple processes, actors and entry points.
The critical actors include companies, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), trade unions,
academics and international actors.
The paper also offers insights from several examples of what is working (or not working), where and why. It is intended to complement a number of important reports relevant to this discussion.
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