December 2, 2023

New Action: All children must be protected

From Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United “Protect the children” is a popular rallying cry across many states in the U.S. If only that were true.  The Department of Labor recorded that violations of child labor laws in the U.S. rose by 37% in the last year, and the number of minors unlawfully employed in hazardous occupations increased by 26%.[1] In 2022 […]

Learn why people with disabilities face greater trafficking risk

From Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United People with disabilities are more likely to experience human traffickingthan their peers. Why is their risk greater and why are they not being adequately protected?   This new mini podcast series explores research into the intersection between trafficking and people with disabilities. We learn that people with disabilities face greater difficulty finding living […]

Open letter to Freedom United calling for a rethink on its position on the sex trade

From Nordic Mosel Now! On 3 February 2021, Freedom United, a big anti-trafficking organisation that works globally, held a webinar entitled ‘Taking the trafficking out of sex work’ that promoted the full decriminalisation of the sex trade, including pimps and brothel keepers. You can watch a recording of the webinar on the Freedom United Facebook […]

What does ‘modern slavery’ really mean?

From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United What does ‘modern slavery’ mean to you? When we asked the  diverse Freedom United global community to share perspectives on the complexity of language when it comes to describing severe exploitation, the results were fascinating. From Yoruba to Serbian, perceptions of language describing human trafficking, forced labor, and modern slavery differ greatly. So what are the roots of […]

Detained migrant worker abandoned by FIFA & ILO

From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United June 25, 2023 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Debt bondageFIFA & ILO silence over case of detained migrant workerShakir Ullah, a migrant worker from Pakistan who requested unpaid wages on behalf of hundred of his colleagues has spent around five months in a Qatari prison. Despite being aware of Ullah’s case, […]

Bill introduced to end legal slavery in U.S.

From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United June 18, 2023 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Prison slaveryFreedom United welcomes bill to end legal slavery in U.S.This week, Congressmember Nikema Williams and Senators Jeff Merkley and Cory Booker reintroduced the Abolition Amendment which would revise the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that currently prohibits slavery and […]

US: Freedom United looking for campaigner

From Miriam Karmali, Advocacy, Freedom United We’re looking for a campaigner to join the Freedom United team! If you’re a passionate communicator who wants to get involved in campaigns to end modern slavery, this could be the perfect role for you. Learn more about the position and how to apply here! Apply now This is an opportunity […]

Shareholders join Freedom United’s call on Nike

April 9, 2023 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Anti-Slavery ActivistsShareholder calls for sportswear giant to report on Uyghur forced labor risksActivist shareholder platform Tulipshare is calling on Nike to be more transparent on working conditions throughout its supply chain. We welcome this initiative of Tulipshare and call on Nike to take immediate action to […]

Freedom United: Can you help us reach 100?

From Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United Times are tough and we’ve been hit hard. Can you help step in where others can’t and be one of 100 new monthly donors? Regular support helps guarantee the future of the Freedom United community so that we can keep winning campaigns against modern slavery. Donate monthly Community donations ensure that the Freedom United platform is […]

UK: The country that doesn’t care about trafficking victims

April 2, 2023 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Law & policyFreedom United calls on U.K. government to withdraw harmful Refugee Ban BillThis week Freedom United joined  joined 320+ charities, unions, businesses, & faith leaders in sending a letter to  U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak urging him to withdraw the harmful Refugee Ban Bill currently […]