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Child Slavery

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...

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 12.21.2014 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

Major league athletes are known for what they do on the field, but my work off the field is important to me too. In fact, if I'm going to be known for anything, I'd like to be known for what I did for other people.

Winning the War for Children's Rights: An Army of Children?

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Anika Rahman

If I can succeed in raising my 10-year old daughter to be aware of the plight of children and to understand that she can be a part of a global solution seeking community, then perhaps I would have made the greatest contribution to the future.

A Global Ecocide Rampage (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood.

Are Wildlife Declines Fueling Slavery And Armed Conflict?

Will Turner | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Will Turner

Crashing wildlife populations and social conflict are frightening enough on their own, so you could be forgiven for finding connections between the two a bit of a downer. But this dark cloud has a silver lining.

Why Clif Bar Must Disclose the Origins of Its Cocoa

Mikko Alanne | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mikko Alanne

On African cocoa farms, children are frequently forced to work from 6 a.m. until the evening. They're made to live in windowless sheds and subjected to beatings and whippings for working slowly or attempting to escape.

The Chocolate Food of the Gods

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In her new book, Carol Off, a Canadian journalist, successfully unwraps the dark history of chocolate.

Social Innovation Summit 2014: The Power of Peer Impact

Jennifer Sertl | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Jennifer Sertl

Exactly a year ago United Nation's Assistant Secretary-General Robert C. Orr declared, "We will innovate, then we will renovate." At Social Innovation...

Slavery Is Still Thriving And Is More Profitable Than Big Oil

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.22.2014 | Business

It's hard to believe, but even today, people are forced into slavery, girls are sexually exploited and children are forced to do hard labor -- all for...

Child Laborers Work 12-Hour Days In Mines So That You Can Have That Glittery Eyeshadow

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact

Do you know how your makeup was made? A campaign by Made in a Free World, an organization on a mission to combat modern-day slavery, is fighting a...

An Urgent Letter to Australian Billionaire Andrew Forrest

Robert J. Benz | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

A proposal to eradicate slavery by the year 2100 is one that makes more sense. It gives time to institutionalize solutions and allows them to germinate organically.

My Conversation with Shyima Hall, Human Trafficking Survivor and Activist

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

Sold into slavery by her parents when she was just 8 years old, Hall's ordeal took her from Egypt to a gated community in Southern California. For four years, she lived under the control of a wealthy couple that abused her mentally and physically. Now 24, she works as an advocate to spread awareness of child trafficking.

I Want To Do Something More Than Just 'Read About It'

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 03.31.2014 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

No girl should be married as a child. No child should be a slave. No girl should be gang-raped. Let's make it a reality for these children to pursue their dreams, and stop being abused. Educate yourselves about these issues, and take a stand.

Girl, 9, Holds Daily Lemonade Stand For Over A Year To End Child Slavery

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

When life gives you lemons, you make a lemonade stand -- and use the profits to free more than 500 child slaves, of course. Vivienne Harr, a 9-year...

The Mirror Has Two Faces

Lily Koppel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Lily Koppel

Hairdresser Michael Angelo normally spends hectic days at his salon in NYC, but recently he was in Cambodia, training young women who are survivors of the global sex trafficking epidemic how to blow dry, give manicures, cut, color and style, teaching them to take control of their images.

Putting An End To Gender-Based Violence In Haiti

takepart.com | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact

It’s appalling. In some countries, up to 70 percent of women will experience some form of violence in their lifetimes. But earlier this month ...

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.

The "End It" Movement: Are These Truths Self-evident?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Kenneth Robinson

We ask you to make a choice. Take up a worthy cause. Be a part of history. On Tuesday, April 9, a worthy organization known as END IT will make its ...

Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

If we really want to end child labor and slavery in the West African cocoa industry, paying farmers half of a penny more per bar would go a long way in doing that.

Accio Sunlight!

Andrew Slack | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Andrew Slack

We're now in an era where fan activists will not be quietly silenced by cease and desist letters. And organizations like the Harry Potter Alliance will not simply walk away when the freedom of children and their families are at stake.

A Child's Worth

Kristin Lindsey | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Kristin Lindsey

What determines a child's worth? Where they were born or the income they produce? Today, the average cost of a child slave is $90.

Mira Sorvino, In Pursuit Of Justice

Guideposts | Posted 12.09.2012 | Religion
Guideposts

When you look into the eyes of someone who's had all their basic human rights stolen, their dignity stripped away, treated like an object, not a human being, how can you turn your back? How can you not speak out and act?

Let's Put An End To Slavery Once And For All

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.06.2012 | Impact
Natalie Pace

While slavery is no longer acceptable in the developed world, legally or socially, the sad truth is that it is still rampant -- hidden in the underbelly of society (all around the world) and woven into the supply chain of some of our goods.

A Nepali Mother's Day Made Better: The Nepal Youth Foundation Celebrates Its 22nd Year

Jesse Seaver | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

The program -- which has included a massive nationwide awareness effort including street campaigns and lawsuits -- has been very successful at freeing girls from bondage as well as irradiating the custom at its root level.

A Girl's Prayer

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

In many ways I have protected all of my children from the human rights work that I do, especially the anti-trafficking efforts. I have tried to insulate them from the violence that is part of my every day reality.