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Project champion organises football tournament in Kenya to raise awareness of trafficking

Hon. Jared Okelo MP organised a football tournament in the western region of Kenya to raise awareness of issues of human trafficking, in particular trafficking in or through sport. The tournament took place from 5-17 August, and included 88 teams fr...

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Bangladesh MP calls for ethical and transparent recruitment

Md Israfil Alam MP, Chairman of the Bangladesh Parliamentarians’ Caucus on Migration and Development, called for forging multilateral partnership to stop visa trading in some of the labour recruiting countries.

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Ambassador Richmond: 'Trafficking is not inevitable and it can be stopped'

John Cotton Richmond, the US Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, called for a change in narrative around the issues of human trafficking and modern slavery, stating that - despite the scale of the problem - it should not...

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Commonwealth MPs participate in football match to raise awareness of human trafficking

Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth joined together to play a football match that sought to shine a light on the issue of human trafficking. The match took place in Accra on Wednesday 12th June and involved representatives from Ghana, Nig...

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Uganda MPs seek input from civil society to strengthen legislation on human trafficking and forced labour

Following the first reading of the Anti-Slavery Bill 2018 in the Ugandan Parliament in January 2019, the movers of the bill are seeking input from civil society groups to ensure the legislation meets the challenges Uganda faces with regards to modern...

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Seminar brings together key actors in fight against modern slavery and human trafficking

A seminar for parliamentarians and legislative drafters from the Commonwealth and beyond took place in Westminster from 26-29 March 2019. Organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK), as part of the Modern Slavery Project, the ...

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Kate Faragher: Thoughts on how to start a campaign

Kate Faragher. founder and CEO of BeSpoke Skills, has over 14 years experience coaching, consulting and training senior executives in national and international FTSE 100 companies as well as at the UK Parliament. She recently spoke at CPA UK's Legisl...

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2nd Legislative Drafting Seminar on Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

The Legislative Drafting Seminar will take place in Westminster from 26-29 March 2019. It will be a key event of CPA UK’s Modern Slavery Project in 2019, and will support Commonwealth parliamentarians to tackle the crimes of modern slavery, huma...

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New Australian modern slavery legislation "is due in no small part to CPA UK" - Senator Linda Reynolds

The Australian Parliament has introduced only the second piece of national legislation to directly hold companies accountable for modern slavery risks, both domestically and internationally. The Australian Modern Slavery Act is the culmination of a ...

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End of Phase 1 of the Modern Slavery Project

The Modern Slavery Project (MSP) Phase 1 ran from October 2016 – October 2018. The project aimed to share lessons learnt from the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 and provide support to international legislators and officials to strengthen domestic l...

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CURRENT CHAMPIONS

Current Champions are members of the online portal who lead and contribute to content and discussions

Hon. Zeb Jaffar MNA (PAKISTAN)

Hon. Zeb Jaffar MNA (PAKISTAN)

Hon. Zeb Jaffar MNA was born at Hyderabad. She did her Senior Cambridge from Murree Convent Jesus & Mary and graduated in 2001 from Kinnaird College, Lahore. She obtained the degree of MA (International Re...

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Micheal Aniekan (NIGERIA)

Micheal Aniekan (NIGERIA)

Aniekan Micheal is an experienced Legislative Consultant, administrator, social worker, Biochemist and health manager, and a life coach with over 10 years post graduate experience in practice; he has worked at ...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop: The Role of Parliamentary Committees in Combatting Human Trafficking & Forced Labour
Following the Expert Regional Workshop in Accra Ghana, CPA UK will organise a further workshop in the Asia-Pacific Region along the same theme of the role of parliamentary committees in combatting human trafficking and forced labour.