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News release published on June 17, 2020:

While a United Nations study published on June 12 warns that Covid-19 could lead to the first increase in child labour in 20 years of efforts and progress, the NGO Human Resources Without Borders and France, President of the Global Partnership against Child and Forced Labour, have decided to act together to find solutions in supply chains.

Because there are no ready-made solutions on these subjects to date, the key to success lies in experimentation. This principle is at the heart of the operational solutions incubator launched by RHSF to prevent the risks of child and forced labor: Lab 8.7. RHSF welcomes this indispensable partnership between public authorities, businesses and civil society for the respect of fundamental workers' rights.


Read the press release from the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, dated 15 June 2020.

 

image rapport nations unies azizDecoding published on septembre 17, 2019

On 9 September 2019, the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council opened. During this session, Urmila Bhoola, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, presented her report on current and emerging forms of slavery. In this report, she highlights the importance of recalling the various socio-economic and environmental changes that will increase the vulnerability of certain populations to violations of their rights at work.

 

image article estelle pacte de marakkechDecoding published on December, 14 2018 

Fair recruitment is now essential to ensure decent work for hundreds of millions of migrant workers working for the global economy(1). This is an unavoidable challenge for countries, which recalled its importance in the UN-led global migration compact adopted in Marrakech Monday, December 10th 2018, but also for companies: fair recruitment has indeed become a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) imperative and a powerful tool to prevent the risks of forced labour in the supply chain.

Photo 2 recadréeArticle published on March 26th 2018

Rapid deforestation, displacement of indigenous peoples, impact of pesticides on workers and populations... The cultivation of soya is the cause of many ills in the main Latin American producing countries. For Human Resources Without Borders and IIECL (International Initiative to end Child Labor), we must not neglect the impact of these practices in agriculture on forced labour and child labour. And humanly responsible practices are possible, with a commitment of the principals following the new legislation on the duty of vigilance with regard to their chain of subcontracting, and an integration of work and education.

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article travail des enfantsArticle published in l'Express on November 4th 2014
Following the program "Cash investigation" about "the shameful secrets of our mobile phones" Suite à l'émission Cash Investigation "Les secrets inavouables de nos téléphones portables" broadcasted on November 4th, Martine Combemale and Guy Clavel from RHSF react to this in a article on the front page of l'Express.

Read the article in French in lexpress.fr