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WORKSHOP | Grievance Mechanisms for Modern Slavery

15 Jun

The EY Centre Level 34
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Details

With an estimated 16 million people in private sector supply chains living in modern slavery conditions worldwide, business plays a crucial role in tackling modern slavery.

This workshop draws on the GCNA’s recent Guidance Note and Case Study Report on Effective Modern Slavery Grievance Mechanisms to provide training on how to design and implement these in practice.

The workshop will provide:

  • Technical guidance on the expectations of businesses in implementing grievance mechanisms as outlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).
  • Practical support on how to design and implement grievance mechanisms that meet the UNGPs’ effectiveness criteria.
  • Workshop exercises that respond to a hypothetical modern slavery scenario, including designing and peer-reviewing an effective grievance mechanism.
  • Networking opportunities with other practitioners and technical experts.

Workshop Presenters:

  • Alexandra Banks, Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
  • Alexander Coward, Advisor, Pillar Two
  • Laura McManus, Director, Global Compact Network Australia
  • Kylie Porter, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Australia
  • Amy Sinclair, Regional Representative for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Vanessa Zimmerman, Board Director and Chair of Business and Human Rights and the Modern Slavery Community of Practice, Global Compact Network Australia


Registration Information

This event is business only. For information about registering for the workshop, please get in touch at secretariat@unglobalcompact.org.au

Please note that capacity is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to capacity limitations, we ask that you coordinate internally and send one representative per business. There is a small fee associated with the workshops to cover costs.

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