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Slavery News Weekly: 28 September 2017

September. 28, 2017 / In the news Christopher Zoia / @Freedom_Fund

Each week the Freedom Fund compiles the most insightful and timely news stories about modern slavery. Check out what we’re reading among this week’s top slavery articles.

India turns to tech with online portal to end child labour
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 26 September 2017
India’s government launched an online portal this week to register, rescue and rehabilitate child workers, as part of a drive to curb the exploitation of millions of minors. 

Slaves in modern Britain: ‘Living in the dark’
BBC News, 23 September 2017
Chief correspondent for BBC Radio 4 Today Matthew Price reports on the efforts to root out slavery in the United Kingdom, where tens of thousands of people are estimated to be living in conditions of modern slavery.

We need action, not slogans, to tackle slavery in supply chains
Huffington Post, 22 September 2017
While some argue that calling out corporate failures to address slavery in supply chains amounts to beating up on business, such claims are disrespectful to anti-slavery activists who expose abuses, writes Freedom Fund CEO Nick Grono.

A Mining Billionaire Takes His War on Slavery to the UN
Bloomberg, 21 September 2017
There are some 40 million people trapped in forced labour and marriage around the world. Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest is using his clout—and hard data—to fight back.

Trafficking, debt bondage rampant in Thai fishing industry, study finds
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 21 September 2017
More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked as well, according to a report by the International Justice Mission.


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Photo credit: Jenna Mulhall-Brereton/Geneva Global