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.
Opinion: Four ways that anti-slavery donors can make an impact
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 8 May 2019
Freedom Fund Director of Programs Dan Vexler answers the question: If you were a new donor to the anti-slavery sector, what would you fund?
Rohingya women, girls being trafficked to Malaysia for marriage
Al Jazeera, 8 May 2019
According to Rohingya activists and rights groups, dozens of women are now regularly arriving in Malaysia to marry Rohingya men, reviving a form of transnational human trafficking that once moved thousands of Rohingya a year. The marriages and travel are often arranged by Rohingya men, previously smuggled into Malaysia themselves but usually unable to marry local women.
Report: Ethiopia’s garment workers are world’s lowest paid
The Washington Post, 7 May 2019
Ethiopian garment factory workers are now, on average, the lowest paid in any major garment-producing company worldwide, a new report says.
The makeup industry’s largest secret is hiding in your makeup bag
Refinery 29, 6 May 2019
Nine thousand miles away, in a remote village in India, children are risking their lives to bring you the shimmer in your makeup.
The women desperate to leave Nepal
BBC, 4 May 2019
The trafficking of Nepali women increased rapidly after the 2015 earthquake, and social media has been making the traffickers’ job even easier.
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