SUSY at the Sénat

On the 17th December 2015, The International Labour Organization and the Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l'Homme (National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, CNCDH) have organized a symposium at the Sénat (the upper house of the Parliament of France), on the brink of France’s ratification of the ILO’s protocol about forced labour.

This significant protocol reinforces the fight against forced labour that affects 21 million people around the world (11.4 million women and girls and 9.5 million men and boys). France should join Norway, Niger and the United Kingdom which have already ratify it.

In order to promote this protocol, the International Labour Organization has launched a new campaign to end modern slavery called “50 for Freedom”. Its aim is to rally public opinion and persuade 50 countries to ratify the protocol by 2018.

For this occasion, Human Resources Without Borders displayed its exhibition “Behind the code barre”. The exhibition is the result of the international drawing contest “Draw my rights against forced labour” presided by Plantu.

Social and Solidarity Economy gives priority to local distribution channel and have explicit economic AND social (and often environmental) objectives. Local distribution channels mean that there are less risks of labour right abuses, forced labour and child labour. In this perspective, RHSF has presented the SUSY project as one of the solution that can be implemented to fight against forced labour.