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Slavery News Weekly: 18 October 2018

October 18, 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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Sex, drugs and … slavery? Human trafficking hidden in UK hotels
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 17 October 2018
Many hotels in Britain are teaching staff to spot signs of trafficking and scrutinising suppliers of goods from shampoo to sheets.

Cambodia construction boom built on ‘blood bricks’ and slavery
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 16 October 2018
Cambodia’s construction boom is built in part with “blood bricks” manufactured by modern-day slaves, including children, researchers said.

IOM: Girls sold into forced labour largest group of trafficking victims
International Organization for Migration, 16 October 2018
Young girls sold into forced labour are the largest group of trafficking victims identified by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps.

Indian rock quarry slavery survivors welcome stiff sentence for their captors
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 15 October 2018
Survivors of slavery at a rock quarry in India welcomed a stiff sentence handed to the owner and managers, and said that the rare ruling sends a strong warning to other employers.

This Is how the wedding industry aims to end child marriage
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 15 October 2018
This year, 12 million girls under the age of 18, and some as young as 8 or 9, will be forced into child marriage. By 2030, that number could be significantly lowered.

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