Each week the Freedom Fund compiles the most insightful and timely news stories about modern slavery. Check out what we’re reading in this week’s roundup of top slavery articles.
New study shows how girls around the world view female leaders
Time, 4 June 2019
A new report published Tuesday reveals that 9 out of 10 girls around the world believe that female leaders suffer widespread discrimination and sexual harassment.
Child rights activists conduct campaign to end child marriage
Citizen Matters, 4 June 2019
Various cultural programmes, puppet shows, street plays were organized to empower people across all sections and age groups to stand against child marriage. It was an interactive session as children were quizzed about child marriage and share their thoughts with all others.
Tuna brands failing to tackle modern slavery
The Maritime Executive, 2 June 2019
The Pacific provides almost 60 percent of the world’s tuna catch in a growing industry, currently worth around $22 billion. Severe human rights abuse is endemic, including forced labour, slavery, human trafficking and child labour, and reports of migrant workers bought and sold as slaves and tossed overboard if they complain or get injured.
Low pay in the garment industry still a reality despite pledges – study
The Guardian, 30 May 2019
A report by the University of Sheffield said that, despite ambitious public commitments by clothing companies to deliver living wages to workers, low pay continued to be the status quo in the garment industry.
Millions at risk of child labour in manufacturing hubs, say researchers
Thomas Reuters Foundation, 29 May 2019
Child labour is an “extreme risk” in one in ten countries globally, found an index on Thursday, urging businesses to be more vigilant about abuses in their global supply chains.
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