AVPN March Webinar: Modern Slavery and the Role of Corporates


According a recent report produced by the International Labor Organization (ILO), more than 40 million people around the world are victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage.
In addition, about 152 million children are subject to child labour.

The majority of modern slavery today happens in the private economy, which is why engaging with the business community – alongside employers’ and workers’ organisations, and civil society organisations – to eradicate modern slavery is essential.

In this webinar, AVPN members and corporate foundations shared their efforts around combating modern slavery. The Macquarie Group Foundation embarked on a long-term, regional project in Asia around modern slavery, specifically on issues affecting migrant domestic workers; The C&A Foundation is making fashion a force of good by creating more transparency and traceability in the fashion supply chains and eradicating forced and child labour.

The webinar focused on the following topics:

  • C&A Foundation’s work around eradicating forced labour while strengthening communities.
  • Macquarie Group Foundation‘s projects working to raise awareness on modern slavery and support long-term change.
  • Discussed specific gaps and challenges that other corporates and/or foundations can support in an effort to combat this serious topic.

March 2018 Webinar Key Highlights


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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