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Child Slavery

An Urgent Letter to Australian Billionaire Andrew Forrest

Robert J. Benz | Posted 04.02.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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.

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan Examines Sexual Abuse in Afghanistan

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

"Western soldiers will no longer be dying on a daily basis and, frankly, who will care any more about the deaths of Afghans after 2014? Can we honestly believe that, in this likely scenario, combating the abuse of poor children will be a priority?"

The Truth About Modern Sex Slaves

Corban Addison | Posted 03.27.2012 | Books
Corban Addison

There are more slaves in the world today than were taken from Africa in the four centuries of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade--over 27 million. Of those, two million are children exploited in the commercial sex trade.

For The Children of Ghana, Indignation, Inspiration And Perspiration Are Not Enough

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

In Ghana, words like "childhood," "innocence" and "safety" are built on the unreliable foundation of words like "rescue," "survival" and "luck."

Bethany and the Guitar - Making Music and Creating Change

Diana Mao | Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

Bethany has always had love for children and sensitivity towards their suffering. She started working with children at a young age. She now has a desire to continue raising awareness about child abuse and human trafficking while making music.

Building Bridges Of Freedom: The Interfaith Movement To End Slavery

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Fighting slavery cuts across political lines. It represents a moral consensus: Slavery is wrong, and we should not benefit from unpaid labor.

FBI Shuts Down U.S. Child Slavery Ring

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — More than five dozen child prostitutes have been found in the last three days as part of a nationwide crackdown on the sexual explo...

Ashton Kutcher to UN: Twitter, Facebook can be Great Weapons in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Pam Bristow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pam Bristow

I was fortunate enough to be present at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on November 4 for the launch of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons.

Slavery and Supply Chains

Julia Ormond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Julia Ormond

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires retail sellers and manufacturers doing business to publicly disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.

Is There Child Slavery In Your Chocolate?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

We live in cynical times. But even in a day of widespread and flagrant abuse of power, there is a dark side to the operations of the Hershey company that make it particularly egregious.

The Abolition of Slavery -- We Have Come a Long Way, or Not?

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

As I walked through the Cape Coast Castle, I realized that the slavery of centuries ago is not very different from modern day slavery -- the gross violation of human rights and the apathy of the masses towards their plight.