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Slavery News Weekly: 2 May 2019

May 2, 2019 / Media, Slavery News Weekly Nuri Weitzman

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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Girls in Bangladesh learn to talk their way out of forced marriage
The Guardian, 29 April 2019
A project in Bangladesh’s Narsingdi district is one of several making inroads on women’s rights, despite a wider conservative backlash that has proved deadly.

Opinion: Tackling child trafficking in the heart of one of India’s most historic cities
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 26 April 2019
Freedom Fund CEO Nick Grono writes about the new Child Free Jaipur initiative, which involves local communities, civil society groups, local government, and businesses creating awareness of human trafficking and child labour exploitation, and creating jobs to provide incomes for vulnerable families.

Home Office awards millions to help tackle worldwide slavery
GOV.UK, 26 April 2019
The Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF), which supports international projects to trial innovative ways of stopping modern slavery, has awarded up to £800,000 each to projects across the world. The first 6 projects chosen include the Freedom Fund, Anti-Slavery International, United Nations University, Stronger Together, Retrak, and Ethical Trading Initiative.

Interpol: 157 children rescued from West Africa trafficking ring
CNN, 25 April 2019
More than 150 children were among 220 people rescued from sex and labour trafficking rings from local markets in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.

Morocco Launches New Campaign Against Trafficking
Morocco World News, 24 April 2019
The Moroccan Public Ministry, in partnership with UN Women, launched an awareness-raising campaign in Rabat on human trafficking in Morocco. The campaign’s purpose is to inform local bodies and the general public about human trafficking as well as the Moroccan laws about trafficking.

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