This report gathers the experience and presents the emerging results of research conducted by academics at Durham University’s Geography Department on ‘Globalised Production of Goods,’ their contribution to thet DemandAT project. Data collection and preliminary analysis were carried out by Fabiola Mieres, PhD during the period November 2014-November 2016 and supervised by Siobhán McGrath, PhD. The overall aim of the research is to analyse existing and proposed initiatives to address trafficking, forced labour and/or (contemporary) slavery (which we term TFLS) in supply chains. The report is structured around the two key forms of data collection we conducted: first, the identification and mapping of 97 initiatives in the nascent field of governance over TFLS in and through supply chains (the TFLS-supply chain nexus). The dataset shows the variegated forms that this governance takes.
DemandAT – Domestic Work Case Study
Looking into trafficking in domestic work: the demand-side
(accompanying Policy Brief)
Notwithstanding significant demand for domestic workers in Europe, sub-standard conditions and informal work-arrangement persist. Despite various national contexts and policies, this labour sector mostly composed of migrant women still face vulnerability to abuses, exploitation, as well as trafficking. Informal work arrangement still prevails.
A new study on trafficking in domestic work brings visibility and new data on this under-researched and hidden phenomenon happening in Europe.