Articles from Open Democracy

Is it enough to give women political power?

Women have been trailblazers in Africa, but who knows about it? We must recognise that storytelling is just as important a weapon in the fight for gender parity as political representation.

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Legislation is essential to end forced labour

Major corporations
have demonstrated that they won't always do the right thing voluntarily. “Why would
we assume they will?”, asks Hugh Helferty of Queen's School of
Business.

Policy debate

Using a ‘dirty list’ to clean up ‘modern slavery’ in Brazil

Brazil forced
companies to clean up their act through binding legislation and a ‘dirty list’.
“Why can’t this happen globally?”, asks Brazilian activist Leonardo Sakamoto.

Policy debate

Can corporations be trusted to tackle modern day slavery?

An international convention on decent work won't be a silver bullet

POLICY DEBATE: Binding legislation against labour
abuse in supply chains can't hurt, but we already have plenty of weapons in the
fight for decent work, argues Anna de Courcy of the Freedom Fund.

Policy debate

More legislation won't end ‘modern slavery’: only enforcement will

POLICY DEBATE: We have
legal frameworks aplenty to prevent forced labour in supply chains, what we’re
missing is enforcement, argues former Coca-Cola Executive Ed Potter.

Policy debate

Can corporations be trusted to tackle modern day slavery?

All of the above and a lot more in protecting the world’s workers

Good legislation is essential, but effective enforcement and corporate investment can be just as important, argues Houtan Homayounpour from the International Labour Organisation.

Policy debate

Can corporations be trusted to tackle modern day slavery?

Legislation is essential to end forced labour

Major corporations
demonstrate that they won't always do the right thing voluntarily. “Why would
we assume they will?”, asks Hugh Helferty of Queen's School of
Business.

Policy debate

Can corporations be trusted to tackle modern day slavery?

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