Thomson Reuters Foundation Stop Slavery Award 2020
Deadline: Varies by Category
Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Stop Slavery Award 2020. The Stop Slavery Award recognises and celebrates those dedicated to the fight against all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking.
The award categories recognise innovators in this space, impactful collaborations between sectors, grassroots organisations on the front lines, journalists raising awareness of this under-reported issue, as well as small and medium-sized businesses who are rooting out forced labour from their supply chains.
The main objectives of the award are:
- To create a virtuous cycle or positive paradigm by demonstrating that businesses can indeed play a critical role in stopping the tragedy of modern slavery worldwide;
- To help guide consumers’ and customers’ decisions on what goods they decide to buy or use;
- To raise awareness about the issues of forced labour, the worst forms of child labour, and other forms of modern slavery;
- To inspire more companies to investigate and improve the working conditions of those at the bottom of their supply chains;
- To raise awareness of the invaluable work and effort of CSOs and grassroots organisations working on the front lines in the fight against modern slavery;
- To recognise and celebrate the impact that companies and organisations can have to influence policy and legislation;
- To advocate for a better outcome for the victims of modern slavery and human trafficking;
- To recognise the power of collaboration when different actors come together united through a common purpose and goal;
- To raise awareness of modern slavery through investigative journalism and reporting.
- Stop Slavery Enterprise Award – Goods and Service Companies: The Enterprise Award is open to goods and service companies that have taken concrete steps to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains.
- Stop Slavery Enterprise Award – Small and Medium Sized Companies: The Enterprise Award is open to small and medium sized businesses that have taken concrete steps to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains.
- Stop Slavery Innovation Award: The Innovation Award is open to organisations who can demonstrate an innovative approach in the fight to eradicate slavery – whether on the front lines, or on a global scale.
- Stop Slavery Impact Award: The Impact Award is open to organisations who have had success achieving policy or legislation change, resulting in positive impact in the fight to eradicate slavery.
- Stop Slavery Campaigns Award: The Campaigns Award is open to organisations who have run impactful campaigns to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.
- Stop Slavery Collaboration Award: The Collaboration Award is open to organisations working through impactful partnerships to fight modern slavery and human trafficking.
- Stop Slavery Hero Award: The Hero Award is open to grass roots organisations who have had a significant impact in the fight to eradicate slavery – whether on the front lines, or on a global scale.
- Stop Slavery Media Award: The Stop Slavery Media Award is open to journalists who have produced a highly impactful story, raising awareness and informing society about the often overlooked issue of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Applications are made based on the different categories. Applications for Media, Hero, Impact, Collaboration, Campaigns, and Innovation Awards close on October 2, 2020. Applications for Enterprise Awards (Goods, Service and Small & Medium Sized Companies) close on November 30, 2020.
For more information, visit Stop Slavery Award.