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Slavery News Weekly: 29 November 2018

November. 29, 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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Australia targets big business with world’s 2nd anti-slavery law
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 29 November 2018
Big companies and public bodies in Australia will have to disclose how they tackle modern-day slavery in their operations under a law that activists say is tougher on business than Britain’s landmark 2015 anti-slavery legislation.

British college marks new start for survivors
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 28 November 2018
Surviving sex trafficking, battling drug and alcohol addiction, struggling to get asylum in Britain: not the usual conversation topics one would expect from students at an adult college. This is not your average class, but a unique course in Barnsley, northern England, which offers free education to survivors of modern slavery who are desperate for a fresh start.

Desperate Venezuelan migrants fall prey to sex slavery in Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 28 November 2018
Trapped and held captive in basements and bars across Colombia, growing numbers of Venezuelan women are falling prey to sex trafficking rings as mass migration from Venezuela to neighbouring Colombia shows no signs of abating.

Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Yemen to be Airlifted Home
Voice of America, 28 November 2018
More than 400 Ethiopian Migrants stranded in Yemen will be airlifted home this week. This is the first time since 2015 the International Organization for Migration has been given the go-ahead for this operation to resume.

“The Price of Free” star Kailash Satyarthi says consumers have the power to end child slavery
CBS News, 23 November 2018
As the holiday season kicks off, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi wants consumers to ask more questions. Satyarthi stars in the new documentary, “The Price of Free,” in which he rescues child slaves in India who work in factories, some of which supply U.S. stores.


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