Elena Urlaeva, head of the Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan and outspoken critic of forced and child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton sector, was detained by police and taken to a psychiatric institution, where she is currently being held and subjected to involuntary treatment.
Many fictionalized accounts of #ModernSlavery take a sensationalized - and inaccurate - approach. American Crime worked with our allies at Polaris to ensure this series did not make that mistake. WATCH and use this series as a way to start conversations about the issue with people you know.
In Niger, three-quarters of all girls are married before they are adults. Please SIGN our petition asking the President of Niger to raise the legal age for marriage. Help protect girls from forced marriage. We will deliver the signatures to the Niger National Parliament later this month. [ Goo.gl Link ]
#UPDATE: Over 55,000 supporters recently signed our petition seeking justice for Roja Limbu, arrested along with Sujana Rana for their work assisting migrant workers in Lebanon. While Roja did receive legal representation, she was suddenly deported shortly afterwards.
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According to a recent poll, 61% of consumers would no longer purchase a brand if they found the cotton was picked by child or forced labor. Perhaps this is why over 200 brand-name retailers have committed to avoid Uzbek cotton until #ForcedLabour has ended.