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.
Cotton and corporate responsibility: fighting forced labour in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan
The Diplomat, 14 November 2019
There are considerable differences with regard to forced labour in Uzbekistan and Xinjiang, but there is an underlying corporate responsibility to not engage in human rights abuses.
We can’t allow Myanmar’s slavery-tainted shrimp to land on our plates
The Guardian, 12 November 2019
Myanmar’s seafood businesses are increasingly seeking export markets, including the EU. And unless the EU responds to the clear evidence of widespread slavery and brutal conditions in Myanmar’s fishing industry, Europe could face another slavery scandal.
The boys learning anti-sexism in India
BBC, 11 November 2019
In Action for Equality (AFE), boys aged 13 to 17 spend 43 weeks studying education curricula designed to teach them about gender-based violence, disrupt gender norms, and make their communities more equitable and safer for women and girls.
Dame Sara Thornton: There could be slaves working in your local florist, restaurant or nail bar
The Telegraph, 10 November 2019
Home Office estimates indicate 13,000 people are enslaved in Britain, and 702 potential Vietnamese victims were referred to the National Referral Mechanism in 2018, but actual numbers could be far higher.
The cost to stop women dying in childbirth by 2030? 46 military aircraft
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 13 November 2019
Countries need about $264 billion – the equivalent cost of 110 military aircraft – to end maternal deaths, gender based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study.
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