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Structural Inequalities

Challenging inequalities and structures driving exploitation

Social inequalities mean that people’s experiences of and vulnerabilities to labour exploitation will be different depending on characteristics such as  age, gender, ability, race, and immigration status, which often intersect with each other to compound their effects. The Covid-19 pandemic made this especially clear, as the Government’s one-size-fits-all response left many already vulnerable groups without protections and exposed to further risks.

We work to increase understanding of the impact of intersecting inequalities on different groups of workers, including migrant and women workers, young people, and other minority groups.

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