Kate Rosin is the Policy and Partnerships Intern at Free The Slaves, where she has been researching and writing, primarily on issues relating to slavery in the Congo and responsible supply chain management. As part of her Masters degree, Kate studied for a year at Peking University in Beijing, where she also interned at the International Organization for Migration whilst writing her thesis on human trafficking and smuggling in China. She is delighted to be working with the FTS team.
Following the recent release of our groundbreaking video (which you can watch below) and investigative report on slavery in the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Free The Slaves eagerly awaits the release of documentary film, Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth. The film, produced by Friends of the Congo, an advocacy NGO based in Washington D.C., describes itself as “a call to conscience and action”. The documentary... Read More
Free the Slaves, in conjunction with the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), a coalition of 12 U.S.-based organizations, is asking Congressmen and women to submit requests to the Appropriations Committee for anti-slavery programs that were authorized under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA)of 2008. Sign the petition urging the U.S. government to continue the TVPRA In particular, we are requesting funding for... Read More
Kevin Bales, president of Free The Slaves, has been awarded the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Bales earned the prize for his blueprint to eliminate modern slavery, as presented in his 2007 book, Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves. According to the jurists, “Bales lays out an urgent human challenge, offers ways to make a difference and challenges the reader to become part of the solution.” The... Read More
Supriya Awasthi, FTS’ South Asia Director, and our local Indian partner, DDWS, have successfully secured the release of eleven bonded laborers, toiling, without pay, on the sugar cane fields of western Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), northern India. Whilst surveying the work of DDWS in the state of Bihar, one of their fieldworkers informed Supriya about the case, which he had just found out about through local villagers. Read: FTS on CNN: In India, Former... Read More
Prompted by its recent findings confirming the existence of multiple forms of modern slavery in mining areas of eastern Congo, FTS is actively pressuring the US Government to appoint a Special Envoy to the Great Lakes region. Stimulating this move is FTS’ conviction that the current administration is in dire need of stronger direction to spearhead an effective response to the complex conflict and associated atrocities afflicting the DRC. PROBLEMS... Read More