A new set of reports from labor rights NGO Verité explores the intersections of environmental degradation and human trafficking. DCID Senior Fellow and instructor Maureen Moriarty-Lempke partnered with Mozambican journalist Estacio Valoi to analyze two case studies in Mozambique: illicit logging in Tete Province and a road construction project in Niassa Province. Other Verité researchers conducted case studies exploring similar connections in Burma.
Above: a short video snapshot of one case study in Mozambique (Tiffany Goetzinger)
Verité conducted the study with support from the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP): “Findings from this research document the root causes of labor risk associated with deforestation in each case and the steps that companies, governments, and other stakeholders can take to reduce labor exploitation and environmental degradation.”