12 Years a Slave: More than a History Lesson
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.Â Itâ€™s important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a SlaveÂ are still happening today.
Slavery didnâ€™t end with ... (read more)
29 million people enslaved, says first global index on slavery
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
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
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-kindÂ country-by-countryÂ measure of the extent and risks of trafficking and slavery today.
â€śSince hidden slaves canâ€™t be counted, it is ... (read more)
A Bold Plan to Aid Sex-Trafficking Victims
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
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)
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