Migrant Workers

Mercia Silva on Brazil’s “Dirty List”

Podcast, 04 November 2016

By Neill Wilkins, Head of Migrant Workers Programme, IHRB

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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.

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