UK to fund Anti-Slavery Projects
Britain pledged £4 million to support global anti-slavery projects, from sexually exploited girls in Ethiopia to migrant workers in Malaysia and Mauritius. It also committed about 200 million pounds in aid funding to combat modern-day slavery overseas, and given millions of pounds to nations from Albania to Vietnam.
Six organisations, including Anti-Slavery International ( a UK based international NGO, registered charity and a lobby group) and United Nations University ( a research institution) will share the aid money from The Modern Slavery Innovation Fund.
Modern Slavery Innovation Fund
- It was announced in 2016 and earlier gave £6 million to schemes such as awareness-raising campaigns in Nigeria, Philippines and Vietnam.
- It will be used to run modern slavery workshops in South Africa, increasing support for survivors in India, and developing online data hub to boost anti-slavery policies.
- The projects funded will help protect few most vulnerable people on planet and encourage more innovative approaches for victim identification and pursuing the exploiters.
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a coalition of trade unions, firms and charities promoting worker’s rights received the latest funding. It will help towards informing migrant workers in Malaysia about their rights and remediation, help improve conditions of migrant workers those working with global businesses in their supply chains worldwide and provide remedy for workers who have suffered abuse.