Modern Slavery and Human Rights PEC issues first pre-calls for research proprosals
The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (the Centre, or Modern Slavery PEC) has today issued its first two pre-calls for research proposals focused on the effects of Covid-19 on modern slavery and on survivor support.
The Modern Slavery PEC was created by the investment of £10 million of public funding from the Strategic Priorities Fund to enhance understanding of modern slavery and transform the effectiveness of law and policies designed to overcome it.
The Centre aims to bring together academics, policymakers, businesses, civil society, survivors and the public on a scale not seen before in the UK to collaborate on solving this global challenge. Led by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with support from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Centre is a consortium of universities and Independent Research Organisations.
Murray Hunt, Director of Modern Slavery PEC, said:
"Today's announcement marks the opening of a new chapter in the UK's and the world's ability to respond to the one of the biggest human rights challenges of our time: modern slavery.
"Together with our partners in the Policy and Evidence Centre, we are looking forward to bringing together researchers, policymakers, legislators, civil society, businesses and the public in a collaborative effort to stand up against slavery and design a world where people are not exploited for someone else's gain."