CHILD SLAVERY DOCUMENTARY ‘NOT MY LIFE’ PREMIERS IN NEW YORK
Earlier this week Not My Life, a documentary on child slavery and exploitation, premiered at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York. In an interview with UNICEF (a sponsor of the film), director Robert Bilheimer said “the issue of global human trafficking and modern-day slavery is primarily a children’s issue… We’re cannibalizing our own children.” Somaly Mam, a survivor of sex trafficking in Cambodia, and founder of her own anti-slavery organization attended the premiere.
NEW PROJECT LAUNCHED TO HELP END SLAVERY & HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN SUPPLY CHAINS
As You Sow, a U.S.-based NGO that advocates for corporate social responsibility and environmental issues, recently launched the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) to help eradicate slavery and human rights abuses in supply chains. RSN currently focuses on child slavery in Uzbeki cotton fields and human rights abuses in the Congo mining industry.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley moves to make human trafficking a crime: “Massachusetts is one of just five states that do not define human trafficking as a crime, but a coalition of lawmakers, law enforcement officials and advocates, including the state’s top lawyer, is trying to change that.”
Feds: Atlanta emerging as a human trafficking hub: “[Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative Brock] Nicholson said two troubling new trends are that victims are getting younger, some as young as 14, and traffickers are increasingly using violence to control victims.”