Two bills in the right direction?
Shaping our future.
The Welsh Government released its first draft of the Future Generations Bill
. It aims to tackle inter-generational challenges that Wales faces in a more joined up and integrated way.
To ensure the Welsh Government is making a real and sustainable long-term difference to Wales, the Sustainable Alliance was born. It aims to bring together over 30 organisations fighting for social justice in Wales and around the world and to do so within the environmental limits of our one planet, using only our fair share of resources.
WCIA and HubCymru are part of this alliance pushing forward for a stronger Bill
that will go further in ensuring the future of Wales as a sustainable nation.
The Queen’s speech in early June saw the announcement of the Modern Slavery Bill, believed to be the first of its kind in Europe, and one of the first in the world, to specifically address slavery and trafficking in the 21st century.
No-one expects to hear about slavery here in Wales, but as I write this, four men have been arrested on the outskirts of Cardiff for such offences. "Allegations from one of the victims cover slavery, servitude and forced labour and span a period of 26 years” state Gwent Police.
A Modern Slavery Bill will be introduced to strengthen the powers to prevent modern slavery.
Read more about the bill here