1st of January 2019 sees the launch of Australia's Modern Slavery Act which builds on Californian and UK transparency in Supply Chains legislation
The Act requires all organisations based or operating in Australia with a consolidated revenue of A$100 million to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. It offers the toughest measures to date in national legislation for tackling non-compliance.
Fifty Eight partnering on ambitious four-year programme towards eradicating child slavery in East Africa
The UK aid backed programme is set to help change the lives of over 12,000 children in Ethiopia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The programme is funded by a substantial new UK aid package from the Department for International Development (DFID) and headed by international aid agency World Vision UK.
Fifty Eight and UN Global Compact UK are focusing on research and engagement with business at a local and global level to address the worst forms of child labour in supply chains.
The project will leverage cross-sector partnerships including NGOs, law enforcement and global corporations, while helping children advocate for their own rights.