STOP THE TRAFFIK Australian Coalition has regularly taken small groups of business representatives to participate in‘360 Field Trips’ - trips that expose businesses to a 360 view of modern slavery. The trip program explores the cultural, contextual, community and business drivers of bonded and forced labor, exposing the complexity of the issues, how to address them, and opportunities to craft solutions.
For the September 2019 trips, STOP THE TRAFFIK is partnering with ELEVATE to merge on-the-ground lessons with thepowerful insights of Asia’s most forward-thinking corporate and supply chain sustainability event, CSR Asia Summit 2019. Prepare for an impactful experience in Thailand, with some of our trip participants also travelling to Cambodia.
Over the course of the first 6 days you will engage with:
Workers – such as victims, survivors and worker representative groups
Business – such as owners of factories, managers and business associations
Local communities through visits that sensitively engage the cultural and historical context
NGOs and the media
Government and representatives from relevant UN agencies
Reflections from previous participants
“Four generations of my family have been in the ‘rag trade.’ I think I doubled my insight by viewing modern“slavery through all these lenses.”
“Despite many ‘field visits’ to our factories over the years, my questions about how and why labour abuse andslavery like practices happened were not answered. Then I was exposed to the contextual drivers first hand andI got it.”