Walk Free
02/18/2017 at 20:58. Facebook
WalkFree.org has become Freedom United. Check out our new site at . You’ll see some of the same exciting changes here on Facebook in the coming days, but don’t worry…

Modern slavery may go by many names, but that doesn’t change what it is. In the same way, we may be using a different name, but our mission to end modern slavery with a united movement of partners and supporters remains the...
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Walk Free
02/06/2017. Facebook
"Vulnerable people are trafficked and exploited every day in the United States. These people work on farms, in restaurants, in brothels, and people’s homes. They work in every city across this country. While large events, like the Super Bowl, might draw attention to the problem, quick fixes alone will not end the ongoing problem of #ModernSlavery. The task forces and coordinated efforts that...
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Human Trafficking Doesn’t Just Happen at the Super Bowl

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Walk Free
02/01/2017. Facebook
#HumanTrafficking is illegal in 136 countries, but low rates of prosecution continue to be an issue in creating a true deterrent. We often focus on national and intergovernmental agencies, but it's also important to recognize that increased involvement from local law enforcement in cities around the world will be key to addressing the issue.

'No shortage of work': Raleigh police fight against human trafficking :: WRAL.com

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Walk Free
01/30/2017. Facebook
UPDATE: An interesting analysis on how the UK Modern Slavery Act has affected business a year after it was implemented. Progress has been slow, as companies have developed and implemented policies and processes as a result of the act.

How the UK Modern Slavery Act can find its bite

opendemocracy.net
Walk Free
01/27/2017. Facebook
"It’s been a huge struggle but soon they’ll be free.”

The crew’s captivity is scheduled to end after more than 200 days. An Indian bank has agreed to settle £320,000 in unpaid wages, allowing them to head home.

Indian sailors stranded in Norfolk port by ‘modern-day slavery’

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Walk Free
01/26/2017. Facebook
A complex, thought-provoking article on #SlaveryInConflict as it relates to child soldiering. While the cost of rehabilitation for former child soldiers is high, failing to do so may have a higher human cost in the perpetuation of violence and exploitation.

The Guardian view on child soldiers: stop recruiting, start reintegrating | Editorial

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Walk Free
01/25/2017. Facebook
International cooperation is key in pursuing and punishing travelling sex offenders.Arrests for #HumanTrafficking are still far too infrequent everywhere in the world to be an effective deterrent.

British paedophile Paul Charles Wilkins jailed in US - BBC News

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Walk Free
01/24/2017. Facebook
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights awarded $5 million in compensation to about 125 workers held in conditions of #ForcedLabour last month.

The workers didn't receive promised pay, proper food or shelter, and were prevented from fleeing by armed security guards. They were only able to escape after a government raid.

Brazil urged to distribute land to stop modern slavery after landmark court ruling

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Walk Free
01/23/2017. Facebook
#Breaking: Bangladesh’s parliament is expected to consider a proposed change to the Child Marriage Restraint Act during their current session, which began 22 January. The changes would permit girls below 18 to be married in “special cases,” but gave no definition of what would constitute such "special cases."

Bangladesh’s plan to allow some child marriages is ‘step backwards’

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Walk Free
01/20/2017. 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

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Walk Free
01/19/2017. 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.

More on this issue: [ Walkfree.org Link ]

ILO congratulates Peru Gov't on forced labor regulation

andina.com.pe
Walk Free
01/18/2017. 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

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Walk Free
01/17/2017. 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

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Walk Free
01/16/2017. 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

opendemocracy.net
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

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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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