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 […]
Intersections between exploitation and cognitive impairment: an exploratory study in Nottingham, UK
This report aims to explore the intersection between exploitation and mental health problems, learning disabilities, and other forms of cognitive impairment in Nottingham, adopting the wider definitions of exploitation used by Nottingham’s multi-agency Slavery and Exploitation Risk Assessment Conference (SERAC). The SERAC process was established by Nottingham City Council and partners in 2019 to recognise […]
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 […]
I Webinar Global Cities Free of Slavery Partners Forum: A COVID-19 impact analysis
With the spread of the Covid-19 virus worldwide, the BeGlobal oriented its debates to the effects of the pandemic on patterns of modern slavery, considering the impact of emergency state policies on the labour market. Emerging official and civil society evidence (IBGE,2020, Walk Free 2020 and ILO 2020) has shown that the pandemic has exacerbated […]
Global Cities Free of Slavery I Workshop in Rio de Janeiro
Aware of the relevance of approaches that engage with both global policy networks and specific locations to tackle human rights violations globally, the BeGlobal network launched its first workshop in Rio de Janeiro in the BRICS Policy Centre, in January 2020. The workshop in Rio was the first step to the construction of an anti-slavery […]
Tackling slavery in supply chains: lessons from Brazilian-UK beef and timber
The report contextualizes the reality of modern slavery in Brazil, mostly focused on Brazilian-UK beef and timber supply chains, aiming to demonstrate capacity development within upstream supply chain operations.
Global Cities Free of Slavery
The movie centered its discussions on modern slavery and new forms of labour exploitation in the city of Rio de Janeiro. By filming the Cooperativa Maravilha, Morro da Providencia and the city’s port area, promoted several discussions regarding the contemporary side of the problem. It also counted with the participation of international and national researchers […]