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    GoodWeave works to end child trafficking and forced child labor in the rug industry. See how their innovative program is succeeding in bringing education to the next generation of Afghan children.


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    1. Put this number in your cell phone: 1-888-373-7888. 2. Learn the signs. 3. Make the call.


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Notes From The Field

12 Years a Slave: More than a History Lesson
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Millions of Americans will soon see the poignant story of a man who was ripped from his family in the 1800s and brutalized by a vicious slaveholder before finally breaking free. It’s important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a Slave are still happening today. Slavery didn’t end with ... (read more)

29 million people enslaved, says first global index on slavery
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Survey attempts to measure modern-day slavery country by country, and campaigners plan to use data to tackle the problemMore than 29 million people are living in slavery, according to the first index to attempt to measure the scale of modern-day slavery on a country-by-country basis.The index, published by the ... (read more)

3 Remarkable Experts Join FTS Staff
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Free the Slaves is excited to welcome three new members to our senior management team. Lori Fitzmaurice, Fatou Toure and Sujata Bijou each bring fresh, insightful perspectives to the organization. We asked each of them to tell us a bit about their background, and the reason they’ve decided to ... (read more)

30 Million in Slavery Globally, FTS Frontline Countries Top the List, says New Study
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A new estimate of global slavery calculates that 29.8 million men, women and children are enslaved worldwide. The Global Slavery Index, released today by the Australian-based anti-trafficking group Walk Free, provides a first-of-its-kind country-by-country measure of the extent and risks of trafficking and slavery today. “Since hidden slaves can’t be counted, it is ... (read more)

A Bold Plan to Aid Sex-Trafficking Victims
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An important initiative in New York aims to treat those charged with prostitution as abused victims, rather than criminals. ... (read more)

Art A Weapon To Combat Human Trafficking
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By Molly Hawkins The May meeting of DC Stop Modern Slavery at The Mad Hatter was a bad one to miss. The leading U.S. commercial and fine art photographer, Kay Chernush, was the guest speaker and had a real impact on the room. Kay is the founder and director ... (read more)

By: Abolitionist Action List | What is Human Trafficking? Prostitution, Sex Slavery, Domestic Violence, Domestic Servitude, Reproductive Slavery | Sav
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  News Headlines

Contemporary Slavery: The Concealed Truth - News One
2013-10-22

Modern Slave Trade Has Many Faces, Human-Rights Authority Says - National Catholic Register
2013-10-21

New group aims to eradicate modern-day slavery - Deutsche Welle
2013-10-21

Mellissa Harris-Perry: Illegal Immigration a Form of Modern 'Slavery' - Mediaite
2013-10-20

This Study On Modern Slavery Will Enrage Anyone Who Cares About Human ... - PolicyMic
2013-10-18

Modern slavery a reality in Peru - Peru this Week
2013-10-18

Modern-day slavery persists the world over - Los Angeles Times
2013-10-17

Breadth of modern slavery exposed by sobering new report - The Verge
2013-10-17

Report: 30 Million Affected by Modern Slavery - Voice of America
2013-10-17

India's not-so-hidden shame: World leader in modern slavery - Los Angeles Times
2013-10-17

	
	
	
	
	
	
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