Slavery in This Week’s News

We see slavery and trafficking stories throughout the world each week. It’s great news that journalists and bloggers are exposing the problem of slavery, and examining solutions to it. Awareness creates momentum for change. Here are 10 top stories that caught our eye:

1. The New York Times. “Bill on Crime Against Women Passes in India.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/world/asia/india-bill-toughens-penalties-for-attacks-on-women.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0

2. The Washington Times. “Child Sex Trafficking: Vote for Courtney’s House to win $50K award!” http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/speaking-out/2013/mar/22/child-sex-trafficking-vote-courtneys-house-win-50k/#ixzz2OHB4hLtu

3. CNN Freedom Project. “Toddlers freed from brick kiln bondage.” http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/20/toddlers-freed-from-brick-kiln-bondage/

4. Thomas Net. “Conflict Minerals Showdown Heats Up.” http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/2013/03/19/conflict-minerals-showdown-heats-up/

5. Supply Management. “Companies must check supply chains for ‘modern-day slavery’.” http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2013/companies-must-check-supply-chains-for-modern-day-slavery/

6. Vancouver Sun. “Temporary workers deemed modern serfs.” http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Wednesday+March+Temporary+workers+deemed+modern+serfs/8122472/story.html

7. Ghana News Daily. “Former Ghanaian child slave nominated for World Children Prize.” http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/former-ghanaian-child-slave-nominated-for-world-children-prize–57725

8. TriplePundit. “Hershey’s Still Lagging On Child Labor.” http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/03/child-labor-chocolate/

9. UNICEF. “In Pakistan, addressing the root causes of child labour.” http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/pakistan_68289.html

10. Reuters. “U.S. working out what to do with Congo ICC suspect.” http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/19/us-rwanda-warcrimes-idUSBRE92I0K620130319

Slavery in This Week’s News

We see slavery and trafficking stories throughout the world each week. It’s great news that journalists and bloggers are exposing the problem of slavery, and examining solutions to it. Awareness creates momentum for change. Here are 10 top stories that caught our eye:

1. CSR Wire. “Hershey and Barry Callebaut Lag Industry in Addressing Child Labor.” http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/35342-Hershey-and-Barry-Callebaut-Lag-Industry-in-Addressing-Child-Labor

2. Supply Management. “Australia to stamp out supply chain slavery.” http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2013/australia-to-stamp-out-supply-chain-slavery/

3. The Michigan Daily. “Students protest for 27 hours to raise awareness about slavery.” http://www.michigandaily.com/news/students-protest-27-hours-raise-awareness-about-slavery

4. The Huffington Post UK. “A Voice for Victims: Why Funders Should Support the Fight Against Modern Day Slavery.” http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/gina-miller/modern-slavery_b_2859671.html

5. Candy Industry. “Ben Affleck, Theo Chocolate launch Congo chocolate line.” http://www.candyindustry.com/articles/85617-ben-affleck-theo-chocolate-launch-congo-chocolate-line

6. The Guardian. “’Shameful’ failure to tackle slavery and human trafficking in the UK.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/mar/09/shameful-failure-slavery-trafficking-uk

7. Mt Shasta News. “Dunsmuir coffee shop fights human trafficking.” http://www.mtshastanews.com/article/20130313/NEWS/130319924/1001/NEWS

8. Independent European Daily Express. “Fighting Sex Trafficking in Brazil – in Fiction and Reality.” http://www.iede.co.uk/news/2013_1246/fighting-sex-trafficking-brazil-fiction-and-reality

9. Sudan Tribune. “Sudan will soon pass law to combat human trafficking: MP.” http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article45826

10. Voice of Russia. “Modern slavery in the UK.” http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_03_12/Modern-slavery-in-the-UK/

Slavery in This Week’s News

We see slavery and trafficking stories throughout the world each week. It’s great news that journalists and bloggers are exposing the problem of slavery, and examining solutions to it. Awareness creates momentum for change. Here are 10 top stories that caught our eye:

1. Wired. “Child Labor, Environmental Destruction, and Dangerous Working Conditions: Is Small-Scale Mining Really So Bad?” http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/child-labor-environmental-destruction-and-dangerous-working-conditions-is-small-scale-mining-really-so-bad/

2. The Daily Mail. “Widow accused of keeping household servant virtually a prisoner in her New York mansion for 5 1/2 years goes on trial.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2289864/Widow-accused-keeping-household-servant-virtually-prisoner-New-York-mansion-5-1-2-years-goes-trial.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

3. The Times of India. “Congress walks-out on human trafficking.” http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-07/bhopal/37530563_1_minor-girls-girl-children-home-minister

4. The Times of India. “High court seeks report on child labour, missing children.” http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/High-court-seeks-report-on-child-labour-missing-children/articleshow/18839870.cms

5. The Wall Street Journal. “SEC Says “Conflict Minerals” Rules Mandated by Congress.” http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2013/03/06/sec-says-conflict-minerals-rules-mandated-by-congress/

6. The New York Times. “Global Slavery, by the Numbers.” http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/global-slavery-by-the-numbers/

7. The CNN Freedom Project. “Pimps hit social networks to recruit underage sex workers.” http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/05/pimps-hit-social-networks-to-recruit-underage-sex-workers/

8. Charisma News. “Congress Sends Human Trafficking Bill to Obama.” http://www.charismanews.com/us/38499-congress-sends-human-trafficking-bill-to-obama

9. Blumenthal.senate.gov. “Blumenthal, Cornyn, Carter, Maloney Introduce Bill to Fight Human Trafficking.” http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/blumenthal-cornyn-carter-maloney-introduce-bill-to-fight-human-trafficking

10. The Huffington Post. “Underground Trade Part Six: The Shame (of Human Trafficking).” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phillip-martin/underground-trade-part-si_b_2789219.html

Slavery in This Week’s News

We see slavery and trafficking stories throughout the world each week. It’s great news that journalists and bloggers are exposing the problem of slavery, and examining solutions to it. Awareness creates momentum for change. Here are 10 top stories that caught our eye:

1. The New York Times. “A Shift on Violence Against Women.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/opinion/a-shift-on-violence-against-women.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0

2. U.S. Department of Labor. “A Champion in the Fight against Child Labor.” http://social.dol.gov/blog/a-champion-in-the-fight-against-child-labor/

3. The Huffington Post. “Underground Trade Part Five: Taken into China (Human Trafficking).” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phillip-martin/underground-trade-part-fi_b_2732142.html

4. The New York Times. “Children Toil in India´s Mines, Despite Legal Ban.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/world/asia/in-india-missing-school-to-work-in-the-mine.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0

5. Ghana Web. “60% of children in hazardous work found in agriculture.” http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=266011

6. The CNN Freedom Project. “Lincoln inspiring today’s anti-slave activists.” http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/27/lincoln-inspiring-todays-anti-slave-activists/

7. The Financial Times. “Samsung rejects child labour allegations.” http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/89cc545e-80fb-11e2-9908-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2MChUCXsD

8. The Examiner. “Database lets Britons find slave-owning ancestors.” http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/feed/2075320

9. UNICEF. “In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, helping children of the mines find a way out.” http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/drcongo_67998.html#sthash.v46HIDPK.dpuf

10. The Seattle Times. “Bipartisanship saves Violence Against Women Act.” http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2013/03/01/bipartisanship-saves-violence-against-women-act/

Slavery in this Week’s News

We see slavery and trafficking stories throughout the world each week. It’s great news that journalists and bloggers are exposing the problem of slavery, and examining solutions to it. Awareness creates momentum for change. Here are 10 top stories that caught our eye:

1. CNN Freedom Project. “Cotton exporters using child labor.” http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/21/cotton-exporters-using-child-labor/

2. The Huffington Post. “India Mine Child Labor: Despite National Ban, Children Work In Rat-Hole Coal Mines For $4 A Day.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/india-mine-child-labor_n_2730607.html

3. NBC Chicago. “The World of Human Trafficking: One Woman’s Story.” http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/human-trafficking-alex-campbell-192415731.html#ixzz2LdfL8fV3

4. UPI. “Lincoln chair to be sold before Oscars.” http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/02/16/Lincoln-chair-to-be-sold-before-Oscars/UPI-45801361029253/

5. WUSA 9. “Prevent Your Child From Being a Victim of Sex Trafficking, On The Rise Locally.” http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/244281/158/Sex-Trafficking-On-The-Rise-In-DC-MD-VA

6. The Guardian. “Ireland apologises for ‘slave labour’ at Magdalene Laundries.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/19/ireland-apologises-slave-labour-magdalene-laundries

7. Government of Ghana. “Nana Oye Lithur Promises To Tackle Issues Of Child Trafficking And Adoption.” http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/news/general-news/20010-nana-oye-lithur-promises-to-tackle-issues-of-child-trafficking-and-adoption

8. The Parliament. “EU in fresh crackdown on human trafficking.” http://www.theparliament.com/latest-news/article/newsarticle/eu-in-fresh-crackdown-on-human-trafficking/#.UST-K1qDQXw

9. The Hindu. “‘Prosecution of child labour offenders must’.” http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/prosecution-of-child-labour-offenders-must/article4424304.ece

10. KUHF FM. “Sen. Cornyn Announces Bill To Target Human Trafficking.” http://app1.kuhf.org/articles/1361376705-Sen.-Cornyn-Announces-Bill-To-Target-Human-Trafficking.html