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Arise authors and commissions research where it benefits the frontline.

Read more about our approach to research here.


Arise responds to calls for submissions from policy and development bodies, including the UK Government and UN offices, harnessing frontline intelligence and research. This helps to shape stronger anti-slavery policy informed by those on the frontline.

To the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery,


on slavery affecting persons belonging to ethnic, religious and linguistic minority communities

February 2022

To the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery,


on the nexus between forced displacement and contemporary forms of slavery

March 2021

To UK Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)


for Select Committee Inquiry: Forced labour in UK value chains

March 2021

To the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons,


on the trafficking of persons in the agricultural sector

February 2022

To the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery,


on the role of organised criminal groups with regard to contemporary forms of slavery

April 2021


Research helps us to understand and refine our work. Funders, governments and NGOs often look to academics to help them test their assumptions, build a stronger evidence base, and determine their anti-exploitation strategies. We need to know what works, and this knowledge depends upon robust research.

Arise commissions research where it serves our frontline network. For example, frontline groups are often expected to produce in-depth reports detailing their impact for funders, which can require resources and expertise that they do not necessarily have. Our recent focus has been to develop a new research agenda around the character and impact of frontline groups.

Arise works with thought leaders, universities and frontline groups to explore new research pathways.

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