Free the Slaves’ U.K. partner Anti-Slavery International estimates there are over 1.8 million people living in slavery in Pakistan. Canadian NGO SOS Children’s Villages recently sited an Asian Human Rights Commission report highlighting the enslavement of Pakistani children: “a possible 20,000” disabled children forced to work as beggars; children trafficked to the United Arab Emirates.
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Veero took a terrifying risk to break free from slavery. She slipped away, alone and on foot, from a farm where men were kept in leg irons and women were guarded by armed thugs. She now shows others how they can walk to freedom too.
Associated Press: Donald Tump files suit claiming copyright infringement by a Lithuanian “Mrs. Universe” pageant. “One of the main thrusts of the Lithuanian pageant was awareness of human trafficking, which continues to plague many East European countries. Participants held a discussion on the topic in Lithuania’s government, which helped sponsor the pageant, and presented a project, ‘Beauty Against Human Trafficking,’ as a possible idea to combat the problem.”
The devastating flood that has ravaged Pakistan for almost a month, has left an estimated four million people homeless. An article in The Epoch Times last week warned that instances of human trafficking were likely to rise during these kinds of natural disasters.
In an email sent to Free the Slaves this morning, the Pakistani anti-slavery group, Green Rural Development Organization (GRDO) said “hundreds of thousands” of displaced flood survivors are living in camps around Pakistan—and that read more >
Pakistanis sit on the floor of a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an evacuation mission from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, August 4th, 2010. Photo by Horace Murray.
The Epoch Times: Pakistani flood unleashes wave of human trafficking: “‘There are predators in this world who can take advantage of these terrible disasters and the chaos that ensues,’ said World Vision’s Connie Lenneberg on ABC Radio.”
Hawaii, Alaska, among the “dirty dozen” US states with inadequate read more >
Some great news from our friends at the Green Rural Development Organization (GRDO)—one of the leading anti slavery organizations in Pakistan. GRDO succeeded in bringing 39 bonded laborers into freedom. The organization sent an email announcement to Free the Slaves, saying:
39 Bonded Labourer Peasants Released from District Umerkot
Ravto Kolhi a peasant working at the Farm of landlord Ali Gul Khaskheli,Kunri District Umerkot escaped from the farm, leaving behind his 32 family members including 7 children, 15 Women and 10 men. read more >