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Slavery News Weekly: 25 April 2019

April 25, 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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All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Eco-Age, 24 April 2019
Grace Forrest, founding director of the Walk Free Foundation, discusses the hidden cost and opportunity of fighting slavery through global supply chains.

Migrant fishing workers in Ireland to get protections against slavery
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 April 2019
Migrant workers on Irish fishing ships will be given additional protections aimed at preventing modern slavery in the industry, under a deal agreed between the Irish government and a union.

To curb child marriage, Rajasthan makes it mandatory to print birth dates of couple on card
India Times, 23 April 2019
To curb child marriage in the state of Rajasthan, the district administration of Bundi has made printing the date of birth of both the bride and the groom on the wedding card mandatory.

Cambodia, Thailand sign human trafficking MoU
Khmer Times, 23 April 2019
Cambodia and Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening the management of the repatriation and reintegration of human trafficking victims.

LME to ban metal tainted by child labour or corruption chains 
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 April 2019
The London Metal Exchange could ban or delist brands that are not responsibly sourced by 2022 under an initiative launched to help root out metal tainted by child labour or corruption.

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