Workshops in May 2014: Tackling labour exploitation among refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
For more information go to http://www.forcedlabourasylum.org.uk where you can find downloads of presentations at the workshops, the Forced Labour Awareness resources, and information about upcoming events.
Three FREE workshops were held in May 2014 aimed at any organisation, campaign group or individual working with and supporting refugees and asylum seekers at risk of labour exploitation. The workshop helped participants to:
• understand why refugees and asylum seekers are at risk of forced labour and exploitation in the UK
• identify signs of forced labour, trafficking and other forms of labour exploitation
• consider options and responses available to both affected migrants and you
• think about how your organisation can help to improve information, awareness and support for refugees and asylum seekers in precarious labour situations
Thursday 15th May – Manchester from 10am to 3pm
Tuesday 20th May – Leeds from 10am to 3pm
Friday 23rd May – London from 9.30am to 2.30pm
Lunch and refreshments will be provided so please include information on any dietary requirements, plus any access requirements you have.
Limited travel bursaries are available to individuals, volunteers and organisations with no means to pay for local travel on a first come, first served basis.
Please circulate this information to your networks of migrant & refugee organisations, unions and employment rights networks, and anti-trafficking projects.
The workshops are being organised by the Knowledge Exchange Platform on Tackling Forced Labour, a partnership between academics at the University of Leeds, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Yorkshire and Humber TUC, Migration Yorkshire, Henry Hyams Solicitors, Thompsons Solicitors, Refugee Action, the Refugee Council, the Employability Forum, and Anti-Slavery International.