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Modern Slavery

Violence Against Women: No Longer Sight Unseen

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.08.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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.

End Modern Slavery (Everywhere But Here)

Robert J. Benz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Robert J. Benz

In the U.S., we need funding to educate young people to prevent them from becoming victims of human trafficking. We need funding to train members of our communities to recognize and respond to incidents of human trafficking. We need funding for health and social services to support the victims of human trafficking.

Documentary Tells Story Of Trafficking Victims Forced To Bring Home "$40, No Less" And Who's Helping Them

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

Nashville may be known for its country music, but another scene is alive and well in the Tennessee capital: Sex trafficking. In a clip from "A Pat...

Amid Super Bowl Human Trafficking Hype, A Reminder That 70% Of Victims Are Sold Online Year-Round

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact

Though some reports point to an uptick in human trafficking around the Super Bowl, experts are increasingly denouncing the statistic as a "myth" that ...

Pope Francis Challenges World On Exploitation And Slavery

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for a global mobilization to combat human trafficking and slavery on Wednesday, appealing to consumers to...

Religious Leaders Sign Declaration Against Modern Slavery

L'Huffington Post | Guilia Belardelli | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion

Empathy, love, respect, equality: these are the common denominators which caused the leaders of the world’s major religions to sign a declaration co...

10 Countries With The Most Slaves

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business

While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worl...

Almost 36 Million People Around The World Live As Slaves

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritani...

A Day in the Unending Fight Against Modern Slavery

Nick Grono | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Nick Grono

It is a very encouraging sign of the new urgency given to modern slavery that the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons is being marked today.

Syrian Parents Are Selling Young Girls Into Sham Marriages to Avoid Refugee Status

Sam McCormack | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Sam McCormack

Not only are Syrian girls as young as 15 with refugee status being sold into marriage, the marriages are effectively shams and more apparently, sexual servitude -- whereby the wealthy husband divorces his wife after a few days.

Slavery at Sea

Nick Grono | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Nick Grono

Slavery touches us all, no matter where we live or how law-abiding we are. It is found in the clothes we wear, the products we buy and the food we eat. This has been underlined in the last few weeks by a series of powerful investigations into the horrors of the Thai fishing industry.

Pope Francis And Archbishop Of Canterbury Vow To Fight Human Trafficking

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury denounced human trafficking as a crime against human dignity Monday and pledged to...

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.

Putting Slavery Out of Business

Nick Grono | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Nick Grono

The latest authoritative report from the International Labor Organization shows that we have been badly underestimating just what big business this evil is, generating a shocking $150 billion profit per year.

Reimagined Women's Magazines Swap Cover Girls For Slaves

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

An advocacy site has given glossy women's magazines a makeover, replacing quintessential headlines and photos with messages that convey a much more gr...

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.

Reducing the Vulnerability Associated With Human Trafficking

Keeli Sorensen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Keeli Sorensen

It's important to remember that human trafficking and modern slavery is not just a crime committed by a criminal against his or her victim.

The Failed Prostitution Experiment

Lauren Hersh | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

When governments fail to tackle the demand side of the commercial sex industry, they not only fail to protect people in prostitution, they also financially benefit through the increased tax income generated from the exploitation of people.

State Department Reveals Scope Of Human Trafficking Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

Only 46,570 out of an estimated 27 million victims of human trafficking were identified in 2012. That is the conclusion of a new report released by th...

Trio Enslaved Mother And Daughter For 2 Years

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 08.18.2013 | Crime

ASHLAND, Ohio — A mentally disabled woman charged with shoplifting a candy bar asked to be jailed because three people "had been mean to her" &n...

Uniting Against Sex Trafficking

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Today, approximately 27 million people around the globe are forced into slavery-two thirds into sex slavery. And Jews are not exempt from this.

Hidden In Plain Sight: A Story Of Human Trafficking

AVODAH | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
AVODAH

Victims can be found on street corners, in brothels and in agricultural fields throughout the country and around the world. If you've ever been to a large sporting event, a nail salon or a massage parlor, then you likely have contributed to a system that enables and supports trafficking.

Supporting Former Slave Laborers in Building New Lives

Pranitha Timothy | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Pranitha Timothy

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIt's a powerful thing to watch a child, man or woman walk free from the rice mill, factory or brick kiln where he or she was enslaved.

Say No To Slave And Sex Trafficking

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Why should LGBT people care? All social issues are LGBT issues, and around 10 percent of the millions of people who are trafficked are LGBT. As citizens of the world, we cannot just care about issues that we think are "ours." If we are human, then human trafficking is about all of us.