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New Initiative Seeks to Eliminate Forced Labor From Cotton Production

Photo by Lionel Abrial/Unsplash Think “forced labor” and the image of a bleary-eyed worker, hunched over a sewing machine in a crowded factory, stitching clothing for…

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Cotton Tops List of Industries Most Likely to Abuse Child Labor

Photo by Shutterstock Textiles from Cambodia, garments from Bangladesh, and cotton from India share at least one thing in common: they’ve all been cited by the U.S. Department of…

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Are Cambodia's Sex Workers Being Forced Into the Garment Trade?

Is Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign forcing sex workers into an even worse trade? A video exposé from Vice News claims that Cambodian authorities are…

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7 Photos That Changed Child-Labor Laws in America Forever

“Jewel and Harold Walker, 6 and 5 years old, pick 20 to 25 pounds of cotton a day” in Comanche County, Okla., 1916. HISTORY IN PICTURES For nearly two decades, Hine traveled…

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Obama Outlines Plan to Fight Human Trafficking at Clinton Global Inititiative

Photos by Paul Morse for the Clinton Global Initiative President Barack Obama has denounced human trafficking calling it by “its true name: modern slavery.” Speaking to the…

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Irony Alert? Adidas Withdraws "Shackle" Shoe After Slavery Controversy

Adidas has withdrawn plans to release a sneaker with an shackle-like ankle cuff after critics said it evoked images of slavery. A collaboration with oddball Beverly Hills designer…

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Disturbing Video Reveals Child Laborers Picking Cotton in Uzbekistan

In a video shot secretly by human-rights activists and obtained by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Uzek service, young children are seen toiling in Uzbekistan’s cotton…

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New California Law Cracks Down on Slave Labor, Trafficking Worldwide

For indentured workers and human-rights advocates across the globe, January 1 was a happy new year, indeed. That’s when a groundbreaking anti-slavery retail and manufacturing law…

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World's Leading Apparel Brands, Retailers Boycott Uzbek Cotton Harvested by Child Laborers

More than 60 of the world’s leading apparel brands and retailers, including Adidas, Burberry, H&M, PPR Group, Walmart, Target, and Macy’s, along with the American…

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How Many Slaves Work for You? New Online Tool Measures Your Impact

MODERN SLAVERY Developed by the Call + Response anti-slavery campaign, with funding from the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, the site seeks…

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