University of Dayton President Daniel J. Curran and Catholic Relief Services Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy Bill O'Keefe signed an agreement last week that will commit university faculty to research labor and sex trafficking.
UD will work with Catholic Relief Services to lobby Brazilian government officials to improve conditions for those suffering in poor conditions, the school announced.
CRS is enlisting the university's expertise to help identify products made through forced labor that end up in the U.S. and to identify best practices of organizations in the region.
The goal is to raise consumer, producer and investor awareness about products contaminated by slave labor in the supply chain, according to UD.
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