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Slavery News Weekly: 22 March 2018

March. 22, 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.

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Migrants captured in Libya say they end up sold as slaves
NPR, 21 March 2018
Testimonies recorded by NPR suggest a pattern of slave-trade abuses of migrants detained in Libya. The conflict-riven country is a final stopover for many people from across Africa taking long, risky journeys for refuge in Europe.

Rohingya children trafficked for sex
BBC News, 20 March 2018
Girls in their early teens are being trafficked into prostitution in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Foreigners seeking sex can easily gain access to children who have fled conflict in Myanmar.

Experts reach for the stars to fight slavery as satellite pictures tell all
The Guardian, 19 March 2018
An innovative program involving space imaging and anti-slavery experts at the University of Nottingham has estimated the prevalence of bonded labourers in South Asia’s ‘brick belt’.

Albanian trafficking victim tells of despair as Home Office rejects asylum claim
The Independent, 19 March 2018
She was training to be a lawyer when she was trafficked from Albania and enslaved for sexual exploitation. A year after escaping her captors, she has been denied asylum in the UK.

Is landmark UK law falling short in fight against modern slavery?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 19 March 2018
Britain is uncovering more cases of slavery from the sex trade to car washes but it is not doing enough to jail traffickers, support victims or drive businesses to take action, activists said on the third anniversary of a landmark law.


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Photo credit: Suzanne Lee, Legatum Limited, 2018.

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