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If We Can’t Measure Slavery, Does It Exist?

Did you know that more people are being enslaved today that at any given time in history? All the specialists agree, although it is impossible to know the exact number of victims of this horrendous crime.<p>The Walk Free Foundation estimates there are nearly 36 million men, women and children held in …

Monstress Is A Gorgeous Comic Book About Racism, War and Slavery

Everybody has a little bit of caged, writhing terribleness inside of them, frightening for what it can reveal about oneself. <i>Monstress</i> makes that …

Graphic Novels

How Can We End Modern Slavery by 2030?

<b>Co-authored by Dr James Cockayne, Head of Office at the United Nations, UN University</b><p><i>Photo credit: Hussein Malla/AP/Corbis</i><p>On 2 December, the world marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. That might suggest that slavery is a thing of the past - but tragically, it is not.<p>Slavery …

Black History

This Software Startup Is Battling Slavery

Tech entrepreneurs are constantly talking about how they want to change the world, but critics regularly respond that such change is too …

Outsourcing

New Animated Video: Our Formula for Freedom

<i>By Maurice Middleberg Free the Slaves Executive Director</i><p>It takes more than passion and indignation to eradicate the evil of slavery. It takes science. That's why Free the Slaves has developed our Community Based Model for Fighting Slavery. It's a four-step formula that guides our work to bring …

Animation

Modern Slavery Act: UK firms 'lack skills' to prevent child or slave labour in supply chains

More than half of UK businesses supply managers have said they "lack the skills to deal with modern slavery", according to new research. It comes as …

The scourge of human trafficking: It’s not just other countries’ problem

An expert who’s fought to stop the sexual exploitation of children on what we — and the travel industry — can do<p>January has been designated Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by presidential proclamation.<p>Millions of women, men and children around the world are subjected to forced labor, …

Codes of Conduct

What being a flight attendant taught me about human trafficking

A few years ago, on board a flight from Los Angeles to New York, a group of young girls wore nothing but jeans and T-shirts — in the middle of …

US gay sex slave trial exposes dilemmas faced by male trafficking victims

Three young Hungarian men have helped dismantle a U.S. gay prostitution ring that enslaved them, marking a victory for local prosecutors but …

Schooled Into Slavery

In Senegal, thousands of children are exploited by their teachers in the name of Koranic education. Called <i>talibes</i>, the Arabic word for students, some 50,000 boys are forced into child labor, according to Human Rights Watch. Photographer Sebastian Gil Miranda spent two months last year traveling …

Dakar

How close we are to slavery: America’s horrible legacy still deeply runs through the nation’s veins

For Lula Williams, America’s worst period isn’t ancient history — her grandmother was a slave<p>As a child growing up in South Carolina, I was keenly aware of how close I was to the history of slavery. It was all around me — in the fact of my ancestors owning slaves and fighting for the Confederacy, …

Black History

Slavery’s children, today: “Underground” makes the horrors of the slave economy resonate here and now

Tonight’s episode cements the freshman drama’s position as one of our most urgent, timely shows<p>The opening moments of this week’s “Underground” invites viewers to consider, of all things, the Necco Wafer. A tight shot of a confectioner’s hands shows him meticulously preparing the dough, rolling it …

Black History
Judiciary

Where the World’s Slaves Live

A new report estimates nearly 46 million people live in contemporary slavery, more than half of them in five countries.<p>This year, researchers surveyed residents of 15 states in India and asked them what it is like to live in conditions of contemporary slavery—the term used to describe human …

Human Rights
Human Rights

Teaching Kids About Genocide

Michigan law now requires public schoolchildren learn about the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide.<p>Public schoolchildren in Michigan are now required to learn about the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide as part of their social studies curriculum, according to a law Governor Rick Snyder signed on …

Education

I Was Assaulted on Campus 20 Years Ago, and I'm Still 'Carrying That Weight'

<i>By Natalia Mehlman Petrzela</i><p>As I surveyed the otherwise familiar Columbia quad on a fall afternoon in 2014, the mattresses caught my eye. At least ten students awkwardly lugged around standard-issue dormitory extra-long twins, some scrawled with denunciations of sexual violence and signatures of …

Education

How secret army of slave labourers in Britain build beds sold at John Lewis: Brutalised into working for £10 a week, sleeping 45 to a house - the truth about modern slavery in the UK

• <b>Hope for Justice charity was tipped off about suspected trafficking ring</b>• <b><br>It was centred on the Kozee Sleep bed-making firm in Dewsbury, Yorkshire</b>• <b><br>They</b> …

Black History

The Clothes You're Wearing May Have Been Illegally Made By Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees in Turkey are being exploited by factories that supply popular western clothing chains, according to an explosive investigation broadcast Monday.<p>The BBC’s “Panorama,” an investigative TV show, went undercover in Turkish factories where they found children illegally sewing garments …

North Africa