What is BeGlobal Network?

And where did we come from?  beGlobal Network was born through a collective effort to create a hub of cities engaged in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking in global cities. This happened, particularly, because while Silvia and I, from the Modern Slavery Research Center at BRICS Policy Center, at PUC-Rio, in Rio […]

Local Initiative to fight modern slavery in the city of Rio de Janeiro

Coperativa Maravilha

History in the port area Historians report that during the 18th century and part of the 19th century, approximately one million Africans disembarked in Rio de Janeiro, precisely at Valongo Quay. Directed to the fattening warehouses or cemeteries, these Africans populated the port area, tenements, and slums. Some names have been given to this region, […]

Concept and laws on modern slavery in Brazil


The connection between human rights, trafficking in persons and modern slavery The eradication of slave labour in Brazil is associated with the preservation of human dignity and therefore it is on the list of human rights to be protected. It’s a consensus among human rights authors in Brazil that the transformation of human beings into […]

New study led by the University of Nottingham is seeking garment workers in Leicester to understand what can be done to improve their lives and working conditions

The Rights Lab experts are working with De Montfort University, Shama Women’s Centre and Hope for Justice to comprehend the working conditions in the sector. The proposal aims for a recommendation to the new Leicester Garment and Textile Workers Trust, which has commissioned the research to uncover some of the immediate and future needs of […]