Research into factors making people vulnerable to exploitation is crucial to stop modern slavery from occurring.
Project developing gender policy and accountability measures to prevent exploitation in the Bangladesh garment sector
Project aiming to develop guiding principles for best practice during global crises.
Project exploring the implications of the pandemic for workers at risk of exploitation in garment producing countries.
Project exploring labour issues in the medical gloves sector in Malaysia after increased pandemic demand.
Predicting the presence and location of informal workplaces in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
Project analysing the impact of the pandemic on resilience to modern slavery in communities in Senegal and Kenya
Project analysing risks of exploitation for displaced Syrian workers in agriculture in the Middle East.
Examination of barriers, incentives and opportunities to enable responsible data sharing for addressing modern slavery.
Project interrogating access to legal advice and support for people referred to the UK authorities as potential victims of modern slavery.
Project evaluating the effectiveness of the Transparency in Supply Chains measures in the UK Modern Slavery Act and assessing what regulations could be considered to strengthen them.
Project to develop practical awareness raising interactive workshops for front line practitioners in local areas across the UK.
This project analyses the situation in top source countries for trafficking into the UK, accounting for up to 90% of cases.
This project focuses on the role of data in enabling investors to take action on modern slavery risks in investment portfolios.
Prof Alex Balch blogs on the consultation on the PEC research priorities.
Published: 12th January 2021
Modern Slavery PEC’s first research call projects mark a major milestone for the Centre.
Published: 17th December 2020
Prof. Alex Balch and Olivia Hesketh join the Modern Slavery PEC.
Published: 23rd November 2020
Understanding the needs of people affected by modern slavery is crucial for developing effective systems of support.
Research into legal regulations and best practice for businesses is crucial to ending exploitation in global supply chains.
Research into the best use of the prosecution and enforcement powers and obstacles to their successful use.
Crosscutting area: impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on modern slavery