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Exclusive interview with designer & activist Louise Xin

From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United

October 2, 2022 News Digest
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Designer Louise Xin’s mission to fight forced labor with fashion
Louise Xin is a Chinese-Swedish couture designer. She made her fashion debut last year with a digital runway presentation – protesting Uyghur forced labor. “If I sacrifice my business and my brand, if that can, in any way, help the Uyghur people, I will be happy to do it over and over again.” Read the full interview…
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Domestic workers report exploitation, abuse in Saudi Arabia
Kenyan migrant domestic workers in Saudi Arabia continue to report shocking accounts of extreme exploitation and abuse at the hands of employers. Though Saudi Arabia has bent to pressure to make some reforms to the abusive kafala sponsorship system, implementation is severely lacking. Read more…
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Historic call for U.N. debate on China’s treatment of Uyghurs
In a historic move, the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and other countries are calling for a debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council on allegations of China’s state-sanctioned system of forced labor and persecution of Uyghurs and other Muslim-majority groups in China’s Uyghur gion. Read more…
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