Walk Free
01/20/2017 at 12:06. Facebook
Troubling news. We have proudly partnered with Yazda in a current campaign to bring the issue of #SlaveryInConflict before the International Criminal Court.

More on this: [ Walkfree.org Link ]

Closure of Iraq charity puts rescued Yazidi sex slaves at risk, director warns

Walk Free
01/19/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
The new regulation confirms Peru's commitment to tackling #ForcedLabour, setting the stage for further action. It may be an important step towards ratifying ILO's 2014 Protocol to Convention 29.

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ILO congratulates Peru Gov't on forced labor regulation

Walk Free
01/18/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
PROGRESS: The Indonesian Manpower Ministry and Police Criminal Investigation Unit will be launching a new task force to investigate and address #HumanTrafficking and #SlaveryAtSea.

"We will pursue the offenders." - Hery Sudarmanto, Manpower Ministry

Indonesia to Form Task Force to Probe into Slavery at Sea

Walk Free
01/17/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
SIGN our petition and join 25,000 people in calling on all 52 Commonwealth countries to officially commit to ending #ModernSlavery.

On 25 January, we have the opportunity to deliver our request to the Commonwealth conference in London. Will you help us reach our goal of 5,000 more signatures by then? [ Goo.gl Link ]

Urge all 52 Commonwealth countries to commit to ending modern slavery - Walk Free

Walk Free
01/16/2017 at 12:39. Facebook
Our Advocacy Director, Joanna Ewart-James, discusses the power - and the hazards - of public awareness campaigns against #ModernSlavery

Without knowledge there can be no progress in the fight against modern slavery

Walk Free
01/13/2017. Facebook
Do you believe we're reaching a "tipping point" in the fight against #ModernSlavery? Awareness and pressure are building. As more people become aware of the issue and demand changes in law, policy and enforcement, it can no longer hide in the margins of our society.

From DNA to laws to data, five key tools to combat trafficking in 2017

Walk Free
01/12/2017. Facebook
WATCH: A message of thanks from Christine, shelter director for HAART Kenya, and see the safe haven your donations helped support. [ Youtube.com Link ]
Walk Free
01/11/2017. Facebook
Today is U.S. #HumanTraffickingAwareness Day. Take time to SHARE with others the need to fight against #ModernSlavery.

Creating awareness helps generate change & lighten the burden of those trapped in trafficking, forced labour and servitude. And it might also help your friends feel grateful for their own freedom.
Walk Free
01/10/2017. Facebook
"We are not just here to describe the world, we are here to change it." - Rory Stewart, MP at the UN Security Council open debate on Trafficking in Conflict Situations.

The UN Security Council voted unanimously for a resolution to increase protections and seek justice against #SlaveryInConflict. Now it's time to take the next action step. JOIN US in calling for a Special Envoy on slavery in...
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Walk Free
01/09/2017. Facebook
SUCCESS: We asked, and you answered! Our goal was $15,000, but thanks to supporter donations, HAART Kenya will receive $22,655 to build a safe shelter for child survivors of modern slavery! This shelter will provide therapy and medical care to help these girls rehabilitate and reintegrate into society.
Walk Free
01/06/2017. Facebook
After receiving thousands of supporter messages of encouragement, Mauritanian anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid had a message in return. Biram was freed in May after eighteen months imprisonment for opposing #ModernSlavery. However, activists continue to be arrested around the world.

One such activist is Roja Limbu, imprisoned for working to promote rights for domestic workers in...
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Walk Free
01/05/2017. Facebook
Forty-five people were arrested this month after the health ministry of Egypt uncovered a network accused of trafficking human organs. Millions of dollars were recovered, and among the arrested were doctors, nurses, middlemen and buyers. The arrest has been described as the largest organ-trafficking network exposed in Egypt to date.

Egypt busts organ trading racket, arrests 45 people

Walk Free
01/04/2017. Facebook
Eighty percent of Africans have access to mobile phones, so a text message is often the best way to reach someone there. A recent text message poll from GeoPoll provides evidence of dangerous #ChildLabour in cobalt mines in Congo.

A Denver company’s novel poll tries to uncover whether children are working in dangerous mines in Congo

Walk Free
01/03/2017. Facebook
If you see something, say something. Not all of us will be faced with an obvious case of #HumanTrafficking in our workplace. But we can all be alert to the signs, and willing to report it.

Uber Driver Reportedly Saves Woman From Human Trafficking

Walk Free
01/02/2017. Facebook
An interesting and thorough breakdown of how to research #ForcedLabour and other concerns about clothing purchases as an #EthicalConsumer

How To Shop For Ethical Fashion

Walk Free
01/01/2017. Facebook
"It is transnational, and its victims are everywhere." The 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons from UNODC highlights the changes in #HumanTrafficking over the past few years.

Human traffickers preying more on children, men, laborers: global study

Walk Free
12/31/2016. Facebook
This year saw renewed action against #ModernSlavery. New laws, voices speaking up for survivors, and companies focusing on supply chain slavery. What will 2017 bring?

Maids, brick makers, children: the faces of slavery in 2016 driving change

Walk Free
12/30/2016. Facebook
"Today, the mail-order bride business is a multibillion-dollar industry built on servile marriages, trafficking, prostitution, sexual violence and racist stereotypes." An estimated 15,000 women each year come to the U.S. as "mail order brides" through international dating agencies.

Dressing Up Human Trafficking in a Bridal Gown

Walk Free
12/29/2016. Facebook
According to ILO, there are 6 million child in India working in agriculture, manufacturing and service work. Many are sold into bonded labour, commercially sexually exploited, or hired out out to unscrupulous employers by #HumanTraffickers. Police agree demonetization could be affecting these traffickers, but more detailed analysis is needed to make a direct link.

India's cash crackdown linked to drop in child trafficking

Walk Free
12/28/2016. Facebook
“It has been a really hard time for me, not just physically but mentally, and for all of us victims. I am really excited that we have got justice at last.”

The Lithuanian workers were reportedly forced to work back-to-back eight-hour shifts for days, denied sleep and toilet breaks, enduring threats and assault from supervisors as they were shuttled between different chicken farms across the UK.

Gangmasters agree £1m payout to settle modern slavery claim