Sign up here to receive our updates on the fight to end modern slavery.

What would you like to receive emails about
(select at least 1 option)

Slavery News Weekly: 18 January 2018

January. 18, 2018 / 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 in this week’s roundup of top slavery articles.

Slavery survivors are key to warning women of trafficking risks
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 17 January 2018
Women and girls who have been exploited or enslaved while working abroad can play a leading role in preventing their peers back home from being lured into modern slavery, said activists including the Freedom Fund.

Britons urged to help tackle modern slavery by reporting concerns
The Guardian, 16 January 2018
Local authorities in England are calling on members of the public to be alert to signs of modern day slavery, as research suggests worrying gaps in reporting across Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lancashire.

Hermes warns on child labour risk for cobalt buyers
Financial Times, 16 January 2018
Carmakers and technology companies need to do more to show where the cobalt in their batteries comes from as concerns grow over child labour, according to investment manager Hermes.

In Bangladesh, aid groups confront an invisible danger
Devex, 16 January 2018
The arrival of more than 655,000 vulnerable Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh in a four-month span has created a chaotic window of opportunity for those who seek to exploit them.

Women and girls should be at heart of efforts to tackle modern slavery
CNN Freedom Project, 17 January 2017
Women and girls make up around 70 percent of all people trapped in modern slavery – and they must be put at the heart of efforts to end the crime, writes Freedom Fund CEO Nick Grono.

Learn more

For more news and updates about the Freedom Fund, visit our Newsroom. You can also view issues of our monthly slavery research bulletin here.

Do you have a story you’d like to see featured in our roundup? Submit articles at

Photo credit: UN Photo/Torbin Jones

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!