By Jake Soriano, VERA Files
LONDON, United Kingdom—The Philippine government’s efforts to address modern slavery despite a lack of resources has placed it among the top three countries in Asia Pacific addressing the issue.
The 2014 Global Slavery Index (GSI) named the Philippines the No. 3 country in fighting modern slavery, after Australia and New Zealand.
The GSI has been dubbed the most accurate and comprehensive measure of modern slavery, which includes trafficking in persons and forced labor.
A total of 167 countries are covered by the GSI.
Governments were assessed in their response to modern slavery based on five key benchmarks: support to survivors; criminal justice system; coordination and accountability mechanisms; attitudes,Read More »from PH government response to modern slavery third best in Asia Pacific – report