Verite, a consultation firm specializing in helping businesses analyze their supply chains to ensure good labor practices, recently featured Free the Slaves on their website. Verite.org is a great place to start learning how the products we consume every day could be connected to exploitation and slavery. In the website’s “Commodities” section, you can click on the image of a product—bricks, cattle, charcoal, fish, coltan, tungsten and tin, for instance—to get a big picture read more >
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The Global Action Forum is taking place later this week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ball Room. From Thursday, February 17 through Friday the 18th, socially conscious celebrities and activists from all over the world and all walks of life will come together to lecture, workshop, and discuss the most pressing human rights issues of our time—and how to leverage our abilities to “bring change to the issues [we] care about.”
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Last October, Free the Slaves’ UK partner Anti-Slavery International (ASI) launched an interactive website that helps consumers get a global snapshot of slave labor in product supply chains. ProductsofSlavery.org shows you which products and industries have been found to use slave labor—and where in the world this occurs. The interactive map is based on data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor in a 2009 report.
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