Taking place on the first day of Fairtrade Fortnight 2016, this event seeks to explore the issues and ways in which individuals and organisations can contribute to ending modern slavery.
Slavery still exists in the world today, from trafficking to bonded or forced labour, and effects a broad range of industries both overseas and within the UK. International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that over 20 Million people around the world are victims of forced labour.
The global Sustainable Development Goals call for immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking. Are these only issues for governments? How do we as individuals and organisations contribute to the problem and to the solutions? As consumers many of the products we rely on may have links to slavery.
Through a series of inspiring contributions from expert speakers, the discussion will broaden our understanding of the issue, explore the steps that have been taken to eradicate slavery, look at what more needs to be done, and also identify what we can do as individuals to be more responsible consumers.
Confirmed speakers include:
Doors open from 5.30pm, with the event starting promptly at 6.00pm.
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ