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.
UK to investigate modern slavery in hand car washes
CNBC, 24 April 2018
British lawmakers are set to investigate hand car washes amid concerns that they are hubs for slavery and human trafficking. The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner said “endemic exploitation” is rife at car wash services.
Princess Eugenie announces a new anti-slavery initiative
Town and Country, 24 April 2018
This week, British Princess Eugenie of York announced the launch of the Anti-Slavery Collective, a new initiative designed to raise awareness about modern slavery, “creating a platform where everyone works together, shares data and incredible stories,” she said.
Luxury fashion brands criticized over supply chain slavery risk
Voice of America, 23 April 2018
Luxury fashion houses are among the least transparent of the major retailers when it comes to providing information about their supply chains, according to an index ranking released by advocacy group Fashion Revolution.
Survivors’ network seeks to turn former slavery victims into global leaders
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 22 April 2018
Survivors of modern slavery are being encouraged to become leaders in the global drive to end the crime through the arts and activism, as part of an online network launched this week called the “Survivor Alliance”. Freedom Fund CEO Nick Grono is quoted in this article.
Too many men
Washington Post, 18 April 2018
In China and India, men outnumber women by 70 million. One consequence of China having more men than women is that girls from Myanmar have been trafficked and forced to marry Chinese men, forced to bear children and pushed into domestic servitude.
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Photo credit: Atul Loke, Legatum Limited, 2018.