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Modern Slavery

Minnesota Mom Accused Of Beating, Enslaving Chinese Woman As Her Nanny

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.19.2016 | Crime

A Chinese woman’s American dream turned into a nightmare, authorities say, when she was enslaved by a Minnesota woman who starved and beat her while...

Debt-Free Weddings Prevent Slavery in India

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Rajneesh Kumar Yadav Free the Slaves India Country Director Indian weddings are legendary - they are large, loud, colorful, and can last for days....

New 30-Min Film Takes You Face to Face with Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves Today we are thrilled to release a poignant new film that features the work of Free the Sl...

Fighting Slavery Should be a Priority For The Next UN Secretary-General

Nick Grono | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Nick Grono

Co-authored by Anna de Courcy Wheeler, senior program officer for legal and business initiatives at the Freedom Fund. Slavery is endemic in our mod...

Fighting Modern Slavery - "Ordinary People" to the rescue

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

It's a fact. We do not know precisely how many people are held in modern slavery today. We do know that the number reaches into many millions - the ne...

In Nepal, where the slavery journey begins

Monique Villa | Posted 06.01.2016 | Women
Monique Villa

One year after the earthquake, Nepal has become the poorest country in Asia, surpassing Afghanistan. Last week, I visited the Kathmandu valley for a f...

Trafficking Victims In India Would Get Support, Not Jail Time With New Law

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's minister for women and children unveiled a draft of the country's first-ever comprehensive anti-human...

What You Can Do to Make Passover About Slavery Past and Present

Free The Slaves | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Free The Slaves

Millions of Jews throughout the U.S. and around the world face a challenge each year at Passover: how to connect the biblical story of their liberation from slavery to the daily experience of life today.

Ending the Exploitation of People and the Planet

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There could be no more urgent political or policy agenda. There are two global crises that are increasing exponentially in scale this year, trapped in a vicious reinforcing cycle, one making the other worse.

Putting Human Trafficking Out of Business

Monique Villa | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Monique Villa

$150 billion. According to the International Labour Organization, that's the revenue generated by each year by forced labor for those who place more value on profit than people.

The Evolving Perception of Human Trafficking: Jessie Foster's Mom

Robert J. Benz | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Robert J. Benz

This is the first in a series of interviews with individuals working to address human trafficking. You'll meet students and educators, parents and pro...

Justice Triumphs! Four Traffickers Convicted in India

Free The Slaves | Posted 03.11.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

One of the toughest challenges in fighting modern slavery is holding traffickers accountable for their crimes. But after a three-year struggle, lawyers with the Free the Slaves front-line partner group Tatvasi Samaj Nyas (TSN) have ensured that four traffickers will go to jail and their victim will receive restitution.

Human Trafficking and Racial Justice

Juhu Thukral | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Even as there is greater understanding of these issues of coercion, there is still a basic confusion over how to describe trafficking, and how to convey the experiences of victims and survivors.

New Animated Video: Our Formula for Freedom

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.30.2015 | Impact
Free The Slaves

It takes more than passion and indignation to eradicate the evil of slavery. It takes science. That's why Free the Slaves has developed our Community Based Model for Fighting Slavery.

Modern Slavery and American Exceptionalism

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.27.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

Everyday, we unknowingly feed the slave labor machine in our consumption of goods for which it is impossible to distinguish between those tainted by and free of slave labor.

Why You Should Stand With Andy Hall

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

We ask the company to thoroughly investigate and take action to ensure there is no modern slavery or exploitation in their business.

A Protestant Minister Looks Forward to the Pope's Visit

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

In this age, it is particularly encouraging and hope-filled that the face of global Christianity belongs to Francis -- a view shared by many.

A Modern Slave Tells Her Story In 'The Storm Makers' Documentary

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.01.2015 | World

Some 155,000 Cambodians -- about 1 percent of the country's population -- are enslaved, the Global Slavery Index estimated last year. "The Storm Maker...

Combating Human Trafficking in the Hotel Industry

Bradley Myles | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Bradley Myles

If our society is to truly eradicate human trafficking, it is essential that the hotel industry recognize the central role it plays in not only responding to modern slavery, but preventing it in the first place.

Vatican Mayors Summit Spots Pope on Municipal Pulpit

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Speaking truth to power and the publics, the encyclical encouraged a radical reorientation in how we communicate with each other and coexist with the natural world. What a welcome wake-up call.

Despite Honest Attempts at Universality, "Amazing Grace" Falls Short

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.17.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As the curtain closes, Amazing Grace gets a standing ovation, with shouts and tears to boot. Maybe, I missed something. Maybe, I don't understand. It's okay that I don't like it because someone else did. But for me, it is not enough. It's too trapped in "history" to acknowledge the history that resides inside us.

Maid's Stark Photos Give Rare Glimpse Into Lives Of Domestic Workers In Hong Kong

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

LONDON, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Filipina maid in Hong Kong has published stark photographs of burned and beaten domestic workers to hi...

I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.

Violence Against Women: No Longer Sight Unseen

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Three months later, her amazement has turned into action, which is not surprising from a 34-year-old woman who was strong enough to survive years of sexual violence, which began as early as the age of seven.

The Modern Slavery Bill: A Step in the Right Direction

Andrew Forrest | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Andrew Forrest

While looking for modern slavery is certainly not an easy task and there is still more to do in our own supply chains, it is something that all big companies can and must do.