Research report launch – 2 July 2013
The Precarious Lives research report was launched in Leeds on 2nd July, 3-5pm, Refugee Council, Hurley House, 1 Dewsbury Rd, Leeds.
Forty asylum and refugee organisations, trade union representatives, local authority officers, the police, academics, researchers and people seeking asylum/refugees attended to hear about the research findings and recommendations. There were contributions from national experts and opportunity for discussion. We were especially pleased that Klara Skřivánková, Trafficking Programme Coordinator at Anti-Slavery International, Beryl Randall, Director of the Employability Forum and Andrew Lawton, Refugee Employment Services Manager at the Refugee Council joined us to be part of a panel to respond to the findings.
We also heard about the launch of the Platform on Forced Labour and Asylum which will bring together academics, policy-makers and practitioners to take forward the research findings to develop strategies to tackle forced labour among refugees and asylum seekers.