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Trafficked and tortured behind concrete walls

February 18th, 2024 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Forced laborBehind concrete walls: Cambodia’s cyber slavery horrorsAn industrial park in rural Cambodia is surrounded by a 10-foot-high concrete wall that is lined with barbed wire. Locals from the…

Why auditing firms are failing children

January 7, 2024News Digest Child slaveryPrivate auditing firms have a common blind spot: child laborIn recent years, major U.S. corporations have assured ethical labor practices within their supply chains through private social compliance audits. However, a revealing investigation exposes that an $80…

Rohingya girls’ agony deepened by forced child marriages

From llie Finkelstein, Freedom United December 17, 2023 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Forced marriageRohingya girls’ agony deepened by forced child marriagesThe Malaysian Rohingya people has had to endure agony for years: statelessness, poverty, hunger, persecution, and…

E.U. lawmakers: “market is tainted with forced labor”

From Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United December 10, 2023News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Law & policyThe E.U. market is tainted with forced labor A group of E.U. lawmakers warns that “a substantial volume of apparel tainted by Uyghur forced labor is…

Modern slavery is rampant in seasonal worker scheme

Ellie Finkelstein From Freedom United Forced laborModern slavery is rampant in seasonal worker scheme55,000 visas are expected to be issued this year under the scheme to fill employment gaps on hundreds of farms across the U.K. Contrary to the claims…

Florida becomes the 16th U.S. state to rollback child labor laws

By “Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United” October 15, 2023News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Child slaveryFlorida to roll back century-old child labor lawsFlorida has become the 16th U.S. state to propose rollbacks of workplace protection laws for children. “We know that certain…

Migrant teens are “living the American nightmare”

From Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United September 24, 2023 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Forced labor Migrant teens are not living the American dream, they are “living the American nightmare” They arrive with serious financial demands. Debts to smugglers,…

Modern slavery survivor calls for reformed economic system

From Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United September 17, 2023News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Anti-slavery activistsModern slavery survivor calls for reformed economic systemModern slavery remains an unsettling presence in our every day lives. Our garments, smartphones, and even solar…

St. K&N: Prime Minister Drew receives donation of satellite phones from DIGICEL to bolster disaster preparedness efforts

Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew receiving donation of satellite phones from CEO of DIGICEL St. Kitts and Nevis, Karlene Telesford  Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, September 13, 2023 (Press Secretary, PMO)- In a proactive effort…

Cayman: CIBC FirstCaribbean honours late Captain Eldon Eden Kirkconnell with a donation to Jasmine Hospice Care in his name

Standing L-R; Mr. Gerry Kirkconnell, Patricia Kirkconnell, Ansley Easterlin (Jasmine – Marketing & Fundraising Manager) Mark McIntyre (Managing Director, CIBC First Caribbean – Cayman OpCo) George Town, Cayman Islands, 14 July 2023. CIBC FirstCaribbean has honoured the memory and immense…