Migrant Workers

Mercia Silva on Brazil’s “Dirty List”

04 November 2016

By Neill Wilkins, Programme Manager, Migrant Workers, IHRB

Download Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.9MB - Duration: 5:23 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

InPACTO, is a multi-stakeholder association comprising civil society organisations, individual businesses and trade associations, which seeks to strengthen and expand the actions taken under the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labour In Brazil. Their mission is to promote the prevention and eradication of slave labour in Brazil within the production chains of national and international companies.

In particular they seek to:

  1. Monitor the implementation of commitments made by members of InPACTO under the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labour
  2. Raise awareness and mobilise businesses for the prevention and eradication of slave labour in their businesses and their supply chains
  3. Provide business, civil society and government with tools to eradicate the production and marketing of products and services that directly or indirectly use slave labour
  4. Support the re-integration of victims of slavery into non-exploitative work places
  5. Work alongside different groups and stakeholders to develop collective actions and influence public policy

Here, Neill Wilkins of IHRB talks to Executive Secretary Mercia Silva about the work of her organisation and in particular the use of the "Dirty List" in Brazil to highlight exploitation in company supply chains.

Latest IHRB Publications

Q&A on the Stronger Together Construction Initiative

The UK Modern Slavery Act has encouraged many businesses to examine how their activities impact the rights of others. The Act requires companies to engage with key challenges relating to risks of forced labour and trafficking. Customer-facing...

16 February 2017

The World is Watching Corporate Action on the Trump Travel Ban

A growing chorus of corporate leaders are speaking out against US President Donald Trump’s executive order, which suspends entry into the United States from citizens (or dual citizens) of seven predominantly Muslim countries.

US...

Sir Nigel Rodley - A Pioneer in the Struggle for Human Rights

When I started work at Amnesty International in 1999 (I worked there till 2005), my assignment was to help develop thinking, campaigning, and research on business and human rights. It was there that I first met Sir Nigel Rodley, a champion of the...