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Slavery News Weekly: 5 October 2017

October. 5, 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.

Emirates crew will become spotters for human trafficking
The National, 4 October 2017
Emirates cabin crew are being trained how to spot signs of potential human trafficking cases on board flights as part of a new partnership with the UK Government.

Major companies fail to disclose slavery risks, say UK experts
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 3 October 2017
Some of the world’s top brands including confectioners, jewellers and cosmetics giants are failing to disclose slavery and trafficking risks in their operations and supply chains, British anti-slavery experts said.

Hope for female garment workers in India: ‘Finally, I feel human’
Marie Claire, 2 October 2017
Following fatal blazes and factory collapses, major retailers are teaming up with NGOs to address the safety of India’s female garment workers, tackling entrenched gender inequality on the factory floor and beyond.

More trafficking victims turn to hotline with pleas for help
Associated Press, 2 October 2017
Many Americans know little about their National Human Trafficking Hotline, yet experts say it performs well at two vital roles — as a conduit for people to report suspected trafficking and as an immediate resource for trafficking victims in need of help.

Jordan allows Syrian children with no documents to join schools
The Jordan Times, 24 September 2017
Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki has approved a recommendation by concerned officials to allow Syrian refugees who do not possess the required documents to enrol in government schools, officials have announced.


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