FIFA inaction as World Cup kicks off
From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United
|November 20, 2022 News Digest
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Freedom United launches campaign film calling on fans to think of fallen migrant workers
FIFA has yet to announce a compensation fund for exploited workers and the families of those who have died as the World Cup begins in Qatar today. We are urgently calling on Qatar and FIFA to remedy migrant worker rights abuses, including forced labor, by setting up a support fund of at least $440 million. Read more…
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|EVENTS HAPPENING NEXT WEEK
|Wednesday November 23:
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Friday November 25:
HAH: International Day to End Violence Against Women
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