53 minutes | Oct 4th 2020

Freedom from slavery: what have we learned from The Rights Track?

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In this second of two special episodes of The Rights Track, Todd reflects on what has been learned about modern slavery from our podcast and its contribution towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 to end global modern slavery by 2030. This episode features interviews from Series 3-5 of The Rights Track, which together form a library of 26 fascinating episodes and some 13 hours of insightful conversations with researchers from the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab, and a stellar line-up of people working on the ground to combat slavery from NGOs, campaigners and activists, authors, historians, economists, businesses and policymakers.

Episodes featured

Blueprint for Freedom: ending modern slavery by 2030  Zoe Trodd, Rights Lab

Slavery-free cities: why community is key Alison Gardener, Rights Lab

Life after slavery: what does freedom really look like? Juliana Semione, Rights Lab

Forced marriage and women's rights: what connects SDGs 5 and 8.7? Helen McCabe Rights Lab and Karen Sherman, Author

Voices of slavery: listen and learn Minh Dang and Andrea Nicholson, Rights Lab

The useable past: what lessons do we learn from history in the fight to end slavery? David Blight and John Stauffer

Face to face: researching the perpetrators of modern slavery Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Rights Lab

How is the UN working to end modern slavery?  James Cockayne, Rights Lab and Lichtenstein Initiative for Finance against Slavery and Trafficking

Strengthening laws and ending modern slavery: what connects SDGs 16 and 8.7?  Katarina Schwarz, Rights Lab 

Fast fashion and football: a question of ethics Baroness Young of Hornsey, All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights

Unchained supply: eradicating slavery from the supply chain Alex Trautrims, Rights Lab

The business of modern slavery: what connects SDG 8.7 with its overarching SDG8? John Gathergood, University of Nottingham and Genevieve LeBaron, University of Sheffield

Walking the supply chain to uphold human rights: what connects SDGs 12 and 8.7 Elaine Mitchel-Hill, Marshalls plc

Bonded labour: Listening to the voices of the poor and marginalised Anusha Chandrasekharan and  Pradeep Narayanan, Praxis

Fighting slavery on the ground: what does it look like? Dan Vexler, Freedom Fund

Creating stronger places for child rights: what connects SDGs 8.7 and 11? Ravi Prakash, Freedom Fund consultant 

Health and slavery: what connects SDG 3 and SDG 8.7? Luis Leão,  Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Global partnerships to end modern slavery: what connects SDGs 8.7 and 17? Jasmine O'Connor, Anti Slavery International 

The Congo, cobalt and cash: what connects SDGs 9 and 8.7? Siddharth Kara, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University

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