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Labor Exploitation

From where I stand: Khet Kumari Ghimere

UN Women | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Photo: UN Women/Pradeep Shakya When I was 21, I went to Kuwait to work as a domestic helper. I loved children and the ...

How Our Capitalist Society Is Like 'The Matrix'

Cody Cain | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Our lives seem normal. Just like in the beginning of the movie, 'The Matrix.' I mean, not great or anything. But fine. We get up every morning and repeat our programmed daily grind. But is this all there is? Is this all life has to offer?

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.

Nailing Exploitation

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The New York Times exposé of nail salons and their exploitation of immigrant women workers in New York City cannot come as a complete shock. Aspects of it exceed the worst suspicions - not being paid at all for three months' work?

Migration, Inequality and Development: Why International Cooperation Is Needed

OECD | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

Migrants are all too often viewed as a problem in destination countries when they can and should be seen as a potential solution to inequality in and between nations.

What's Your Slavery Footprint? There's an App for That

Mehroz Baig | Posted 02.10.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Supply chains for products are hard to keep track of, and if companies aren't investing time, money, and energy in ensuring a clean supply chain, our consumerism continues to support labor exploitation.

Fast for Families and César Chávez: Two Stories About the Hunger for Human Decency

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

During 22 days, four social justice heroes fasted in Washington, D.C., to support immigration reform including a path to citizenship, in the shadow of the very same Congress that refuses to vote on it.

7-Eleven Cracks Down

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 06.20.2013 | Business

7-Eleven is cracking down on its franchises around the country in the wake of allegations that some store owners are exploiting undocumented immigrant...

Siri, Do You Use Slaves?

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

The corporate sector holds prevention in their hands, touching the livelihoods and freedom of millions worldwide. I no longer see products on shelves; I see the many hands that touched them and wonder.