Prevent forced labor

RHSF, convinced that everyone can in his personal and profesional life, with little vigilance and attention, contribute concretely to make an end of forced labor, makes available several resources in French including:

- information for better understanding
- explanations about forced labor and how to measure its scope
- methods for know-how (for example how to read an audit report, how to assess risks, how to analyse an employment contract)
- tools for decision and acting (training tools,  country sheets or sectors at risk, model contract)

These resources are the result of our field experience and are useful for professional as well as for consumers who are willing to prevent forced labor. You can also make a contribution with your own expertise:

 

guide pratique

Forced labor explained by drawings

In 2014, RHSF organized an international drawing competition to fight against forced labor under the chairmanship of cartoonist Plantu, with the sponsorship of François Delattre the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and in partnership with the NGO Tenaganita Malaysia. Drawers from all over the world have taken part to this contest which led to the creation of the exhibition "Behind the barcode" and of a catalogue explaining the exhibition.

This catalogue is available:

- in French: http://rhsf.emerit.net/un/fr/#/0

- in English: http://rhsf.emerit.net/un/

- in Spanish: http://rhsf.emerit.net/un/es/

Exhibition "Behind the barcode"

In 2014, RHSF organized an international drawing competition to fight against forced labor under the chairmanship of cartoonist Plantu, with the sponsorship of François Delattre the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and in partnership with the NGO Tenaganita Malaysia. Drawers from all over the world have taken part to this contest which led to the creation of the exhibition "Behind the barcode".

This exhibition, available in French, English and Spanish, has traveled all over the world (Paris, Toulouse, Rome, New York...). It is therefore possible to demand a new exhibition in another place, terms and conditions differing according the type of exhibition asked:

  • For an exhibition in painting form:
    Contact contact@hrwithoutborders.org
    Price will correspond to the transport cost (bring the exhibition and bring it back) plus a fixed amount of 300 euros.

 A presentation of the exhibition "Behind the barcode"

  • For an exhibition in kakemono form:
    Contact espace-diversites-laicite@mairie-toulouse.fr  or +33 5 81 91 79 60
    An educational booklet, in French, is available with the exhibition and is aimed at teachers. It will be shortly available in English and in Spanish.

The consequences of climate change on forced labor explained by drawings

The international drawing competition, organized by RHSF in 2014, to fight against forced labor, under the chairmanship of cartoonist Plantu, with the sponsorship of François Delattre the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and in partnership with the NGO Tenaganita Malaysia, has also highlighted the link between climate change and forced labor. Climate change and its consequences on forced migrations and so forced and child labor are then explained in the booklet "Départ Forcé... Travail forcé".

Discover this booklet in French: http://rhsf.emerit.net/partir/#/0

Our works on forced labor

RHSF is a professional international organisation operating in the field of Human Rights at work, namely on issues relating to child labour and forced labour as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the supply chain. Find our reports (in French) about forced labor below: 

 

Reports:
Identifier et combattre le travail forcé dans les chaînes d’approvisionnement   [Webinaire commun RHSF et RSE-PED] 1,23 Mo
Les conditions de travail dans les plantations de noisettes en Turquie  

[Rapport sur les conditions de travail 

dans les plantations de noisettes en Turquie, FLA et Martine Combemale]

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Interviews and videos on forced labor

 

Protocol of 2014 to the ILO Forced Labour Convention (in French)

 

Interview (video in French) of Martine Combemale, Director of RHSF on the occasion of the exhibition of drawings of forced labor in Paris at l'Entrepôt in January 2015

 

Interview with Irene Fernandez

Jury member of our 2014 International Drawing Contest project, Mrs. Irene Fernanez received the Alternative Nobel Prize in 2005. She founded Tenaganita, a Malaysian Human Rights organisation, that she headed it up to the day she died on 31 March 2014. In this video, she talks about migrants and forced labour workers conditions.

 

Adam's story

Adam tells his story of how he was exploited for forced labour in Northern Ireland. The video was made by the NGO Freedom Acts.

Lured by a job offer, trapped in forced labor

Looking for a job to support his family, a man accepts an offer from a recruiter and sign a contract for what looks like a good job with a decent salary. Once there, the reality is very different.

To learn more about the activities of the ILO to end forced labor: www.ilo.org/forcedlabour

 

What’s really in that snack food? 

Too frequently, the answer is palm oil produced with modern day slavery, child labor, and worker and human rights abuses.  

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