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Forced Labor

Tough Mothers, Nobody's Slave

Deborah Swiss | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

As we commemorate International Women's Day on March 8, it's an opportunity to take action and end the human trafficking that still exists today.

Violence Packs a Uniquely Devastating Punch on the Poor

Cameron Conaway | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Through reflecting on countless conversations, travels, lectures and books one aspect of violence is made particularly clear: Our world's poorest people are especially vulnerable to it.

Supply Chain Compliance and Legal Education

Rani Hong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Rani Hong

One way companies can practice corporate social responsibility is to comply with relevant laws that ensure their supply chains are free of forced labor.

Courts Cannot Abolish Forced Labor: Tang Hui v. People's Republic of China

John Wagner Givens | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

The Tang Hui case itself cannot be the considerable contribution to justice and rule of law in China that many would like it to be.

Jessica Prois

More States Get Serious About Human Trafficking | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

Updated: Aug. 15, 6:50 p.m. EST Cindy McCain spoke out Wednesday not as a businesswoman or a politician's wife but as a modern-day abolitionist, fi...

Mom, There's a Slave in My Shirt

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In apparel, forced labor is found long before the fabric is sewn at a garment manufacturing factory. It starts as early as the cotton harvest.

Underwear in the New Jerusalem

Michael Pettinger | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

Twenty dollars for two pair of grey, cotton boxer briefs. It seemed like a lot of money for so little cloth. Of course, I was mistaken.

3 Charged With Holding Disabled Woman, Child, Captive In 'Modern Day Slavery': Attorney | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime

(NEWSER) – Ohio has another creepy captivity case on its hands. Three people have been charged with forced labor after allegedly holding a woman wit...

Opportunity for Federal Contractors to Lead on Human Trafficking

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Kelly Heinrich

The award of a federal government contract is contingent upon a laundry list of complex, lengthy, substantial assurances. Through those assurances, i.e. regulations, the USG has the leverage to shape corporate policy and is doing so quite purposefully for human trafficking.

Understanding The Meaning Of Evil

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

We seem to tolerate these acts as natural to mankind, as something to simply be overlooked as a unavoidable part of being human.

What 'Human Trafficking' Really Means | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact

RANGOON, Burma -- Earlier this year, Ko Lin, 21 at the time, left his hometown of Bago, 50 miles northeast of Rangoon, along with a friend to look for...

Who Benefits From Modern Slavery? You Do

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

Slavery is happening across the globe and it ends up in your home. It could be the jewelry you're wearing, the shrimp you had for dinner, the shoes on your feet, the phone in your pocket, or the Christmas decorations adorning your tree.

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.

Thankful For A New Day For Florida Farmworkers: Publix, Join The Fair Food Program

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

As we thank God for the many people and their hands that produce our food, we can be thankful for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Fair Food Program. Publix Supermarket needs to hear from us that it is time to change.

Everything Is Made of China (Well, in China)

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In China, artificial flowers, bricks, Christmas decorations, coal, cotton, electronics, fireworks, footwear, garments, nails and toys are all known to be produced by forced labor. And China is far from being the only country on the list.

Foxconn Accused Of Using Forced Student Labor To Make iPhones

The New York Times | DAVID BARBOZA and CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

As Apple prepares to unveil the latest iPhone this week, the company’s manufacturing partner in China, Foxconn Technology, is coming under renewed c...

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.

Broadening the Lens on Human Trafficking

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.02.2012 | Crime
American Anthropological Association

Graphic stories of young girls being forced into prostitution and branded by pimps attract reader sympathy, but they also create a sense of invisibility for other forms of trafficking.

'Victims of Complacency': Trafficking of Migrant Workers on U.S. Military Bases

Valerie Brender | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Valerie Brender

The responsibility lies with the U.S. government to ensure that these workers -- who provide valuable services to our troops and embassies -- are not trafficked, forced into indentured servitude, or otherwise exploited on the taxpayer's dime.

U.S. Car Companies on Cruise Control While the Amazon Burns

James Turner | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
James Turner

In the heart of the Amazon, a scandal is unfolding which threatens the reputation of both the Brazilian president and some of the biggest car companies in the world.

GRAPHIC: What's Made Using Child Or Slave Labor?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

It's hard to believe, but true: Still today, many everyday products from around the globe are the result of child and slave labor, according to a 2011...

One AIDS March That Should End

Joe Amon | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Something is seriously rotten when "education" centers operating as forced labor camps organize AIDS marches under slogans calling for an end to prejudice against people living with HIV.

National Cashew Day: More Than Nuts

Joe Amon | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Vietnam advertises itself as a tourist paradise and low-cost hub for manufacturing. But unless the government ends the torture and forced labor of drug users in the name of "treatment," it may be equally well known as well as the source of "blood cashews."

Eleanor Goldberg

Slavery Footprint: How Many Forced Laborers Work For You? | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact

If you're a 20-something renter who owns a laptop, a bike and a fair amount of shoes, you probably have close to 100 slaves working for you. Slaver...

Boy Calls Cops Over Chores

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents

Many parents know chores aren't an easy thing to get your kids to do. But few ever face any push back on this level. An 11-year-old boy in the G...