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Slavery News Weekly: 15 November 2018

November 15, 2018 / Media, Slavery News Weekly 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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Apple to employ trafficking survivors in efforts to eradicate slave labour
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 15 November 2018
Apple will employ trafficking survivors to work in its retail stores, the technology giant said, after winning an international award for making details of its supply chains public in a bid to help end modern slavery.

Change minds of millions of slaveholders to end modern slavery – expert
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 14 November 2018
The global anti-slavery movement must go beyond just freeing victims and convince millions of slaveholders worldwide that they can make a good living without relying on exploitation, said Kevin Bales a leading anti-slavery expert and Freedom Fund Board member.

JK Rowling charity urges global action to end orphanages, trafficking
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 14 November 2018
A charity founded by “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling called for businesses, lawyers and tourists to help end orphanages and the child-trafficking linked to them.

Funding the future of work means addressing gaps in the present of work
Open Democracy, 13 November 2018
Investing in frontline communities builds resilience and increases opportunities for non-exploitative work, writes Amol Mehra in an op-ed for Open Democracy.

UK fashion brands join forces in a bid to tackle modern slavery
CNN Freedom Project, 13 November 2018
Leading UK fashion brands have teamed up with law enforcement bodies to help combat modern slavery in the textiles industry.

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