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Slavery News Weekly: 6 September 2018

September. 6, 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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Europe struggling to ‘catch’ bad bosses who enslave migrant workers
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 6 September 2018
European nations are struggling to stop migrant workers being abused and treated like modern-day slaves, as exploitative bosses – in sectors from construction to farming – dupe labour inspectors, a European Union agency said.

Qatar lifts controversial exit visa system for workers
Voice of America, 4 September 2018
Qatar amended its residency laws to allow foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers, a provision which labour rights groups have long said should be abolished.

Sex trafficking survivors help rebuild flood-hit Indian state
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 4 September 2018
Sex trafficking survivors trained in welding and carpentry are helping to rebuild homes and schools in India’s Kerala state, which was devastated by weeks of flooding.

Want to help survivors of child sex trafficking? Stop using these terms
CNN Freedom Project, 31 August 2018
When it comes to modern slavery, nearly everyone agrees it’s important to treat those exploited or preyed on, with care and respect. In recent years, that’s meant a shift in how those in the media, law enforcement and advocacy fields refer to people impacted by slavery – referring to them as survivors, instead of victims or slaves.

Grassroots leaders provide the best hope to a troubled world
The Economist, 30 August 2018
Amid cruelty and suffering, there are heroes, says Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who stepped down on September 1st.

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