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Forced Labour

Putting courage at the heart of business

Monique Villa | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Monique Villa

Courage. In the past few weeks, I've seen more evidence of this amongst global corporations than I could ever have imagined. When I launched the Tho...

The World Bank's Role in Uzbek Slavery Lights Up Washington D.C.

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

On International Human Rights Day, Walk Free and International Labor Rights Forum, both members of the Cotton Campaign coalition, projected striking images of Uzbekistan forced labour onto the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Deteriorating situation for migrant workers in the Middle East

Fiona David | Posted 12.10.2016 | World
Fiona David

A bomb explodes. Glass shatters. Plumes of smoke choke the air. A few heartbeats of dead silence until a cacophony of sirens and screams rip through t...

Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don't just stay away from bad people, then they won't be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope.

My Family's Multiethnic Makeup Changed the Way I Shop

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Living in multiple worlds, none that I entirely fit, isn't a deficit. Instead, I feel it has allowed me to see outside the box. I am no one thing and therefore no one culture or experience defines me.

Farm Workers Walk Fine Line Between Exploitation and Forced Labor

Beate Andrees | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Beate Andrees

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the heroes in Food Chains, has pressured major retailers to support the Fair Food Program, which has helped prevent slavery-like practices on U.S. farms

World Cup, Forced Labor and Trafficking: Learn More and Make a Difference

Juhu Thukral | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Let's talk about what we, as soccer fans around the world, can do to make some noise about labor rights and abuse of the very workers who make events like the World Cup and Olympics possible.

Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Juhu Thukral | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

It's important to start the year thinking about ways to address and prevent trafficking in persons, given that, throughout the world, so many workers and young people experience this assault on their dignity and autonomy.

It's Human Trafficking Prevention Month, But Is Awareness Enough?

Kavitha Sreeharsha | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Kavitha Sreeharsha

Without a clear understanding of the complexities to human trafficking, even brands at the forefront of fighting this issue may not always have the expertise to identify and prevent slavery among all their suppliers.