The EU directive (or law) on due diligence is about to be voted on in plenary session of the European Parliament (31 May – 1 June). And we would like you to contact your MEPs to say how much you want them to vote YES.
EFN is excited to announce the release of a new report focussing on national referral mechanisms. The data for this report was gathered at the 2022 Bridge Conference in Sarajevo. The report focuses on the experiences of EFN organisations when collaborating and contributing to the national referral mechanisms. The report discusses how organisations understand the role of NRMs and how collaboration is negotiated. Finally, the report concludes with a list of recommendations for the Christian anti-trafficking community and their continual work within NRM systems.
In October of 2022, The European Freedom Network hostedits annual conference in Sarajevo with 76 participants,representing 29 countries and 50 organisations.This was the first in-person conference in two years due tothe COVID-19 pandemic. The following report summarisesthe key findings from the attendee feedback survey, thepost-Bridge reflection sessions with the Operations teamand findings of the Bridge 2022 lograme and outcomemapping evaluation review completed in November 2022.
There are over 50 million people in modern slavery today. It is estimated that 21 million people are caught in situations of forced labour or exploitation. Forced labour and human rights abuses of workers are endemic across several sectors of the global economy, like textile, industry, new technologies, construction work, minerals extraction, etc.. Due diligence is first and foremost, a moral obligation on businesses, especially with global activities, to check their supply chains in order to prevent voluntary or involuntary adverse effects on human, social and environmental rights.
In this brief article, I would like to make two points which I hope will persuade Christians that modern-day slavery is the concern of every one of us, and that we all should be doing whatever we can to work against it. The Bible makes it very clear that God takes bringing freedom and justice to the vulnerable very seriously indeed and that he expects his people to do the same. His desire that human beings should be able to live free and dignified lives is a thread which goes throughout the whole of the Bible.
Experts, activists and NGO representatives from across Europe gathered for the first time in 2 years for European Freedom Network’s in-person conference in October of this year.