***Apologies for cross-posting and if you’ve already received a similar email to this one ***
You are receiving this email as you’ve been involved in some point with either our Precarious Lives project looking into experiences of forced labour among asylum seekers and refugees http://precariouslives.org.uk/, or our more recent Platform on Forced Labour and Asylum.
As some of you know, as part of our Platform project we recently held 3 workshops in Leeds, Manchester and London. The workshops were aimed at any organisation, campaign group or individual working with refugees and asylum seekers at risk of labour exploitation. The response to the workshops was overwhelming, and we had over 120 people attending from a range of migrant and refugee organisations, statutory providers, unions and employment rights networks, and anti-trafficking organisations.
The workshops were also designed to launch the Guide, posters and postcards that we have been producing throughout the project – the main purpose of this email is to let you know that these can now be seen here http://forcedlabourasylum.org.uk/.
We further invite you to please help our dissemination activities by circulating the below text (feel free to adapt!) and links to your networks:
Platform on Forced Labour and Asylum http://forcedlabourasylum.org.uk/
On this website you will find a guide on tackling forced labour among refugees and asylum seekers, plus posters and postcards which are available for you to download.
The Guide on Tackling Forced Labour among Refugees and Asylum Seekers is to assist people working with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. The Guide will help you to identify forced labour, trafficking and labour exploitation; respond to labour exploitation; share information and find more detailed information and guidance.
Guide pdf link:
Please display the Forced Labour Awareness campaign posters and postcards anywhere you think refugees and asylum seekers, or other migrants or individuals at risk of labour exploitation will see them:
*** We would really appreciate it if you could tell us where you are circulating the resources to, and any uses/outcomes of the resources within your own organisations ***
We are currently working on translated versions of the postcards and posters, and these will become available on our website in due course.
Many thanks, and do get in touch if you have any questions.
Hannah, Louise and Stuart