Stephanie Cho is the Fall 2011 communications intern at Free the Slaves. She recently graduated from UCLA where she was an international development studies major, and minored in Spanish. She has devoted her undergraduate studies—and plans to devote her future career—to human rights, and has volunteered with UNICEF, Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) and Freedom and Fashion (FnF). She aspires to become a human rights lawyer, and is especially passionate about sex trafficking.
The U.K.’s International Slavery Museum recently released the Contemporary Slavery Teachers’ Resource, which will educate students in England and Wales about modern day slavery and how they may take informed action against it. It is hoped that this monumental educational material will be embraced and disseminated by teachers worldwide. The International Slavery Museum opened on August 23, 2007, the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave... Read More
Ambassador Barrie Walkley delivering remarks at the US consulate in Juba, days before South Sudan's Independence Day. Free the Slaves and our frontline partners in the DRC have found multiple forms of slavery in and around mining areas of eastern Congo. We in the U.S. are not separated from these human rights abuses, because there is evidence that minerals from Congo mines end up in the supply chains of cell phones, batteries and laptops—products... Read More
Editor’s Note: This story was taken from the FTS website and edited. Like tens of thousands of children in Haiti, Cam-Suze was held as a restavec, a child slave. Haitian parents who lack the resources required to support their children must often send them to work for a host household as domestic servants. However, restavec is considered modern day slavery since children may be denied a proper education, and could be abused, beaten, or raped. But,... Read More
On December 10th, California Against Slavery and the Safer California Foundation will launch a joint campaign to move their ballot initiative, Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act, forward for the 2012 State Ballot. The CASE Act has groundbreaking implications for the issue of sex trafficking, and contains the following provisions: Increase prison terms for human traffickers, up to 15-years-to-life for sex trafficking of a minor Increase... Read More
This past weekend, Nov. 18 to 20, ArtWorks for Freedom highlighted the issue of human trafficking in a new multimedia piece called “In Plain Sight.” This World Premiere Collaboration between choreographer Christopher K. Morgan, composer Ignacio Alcover, and photographer Kay Chernush drew inspiration from Chernush’s “Bought and Sold” series of images, which were integrated with dance, movement, and original music. In Brazil enslaved... Read More