It’s exciting to see anti-slavery activism highlighted in this year’s CNN Heroes. Mira Sorvino, who was named UN Goodwill Ambassador for Human Trafficking last year is presenting and promoting the campaign. And one of the 10 runners up is Anuradha Koirala, founder of anti-slavery organization Maiti Nepal.
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Free the Slaves 2010 William Wilberforce Freedom Award winner is featured on Huffington Post! Roger Plant headed up a special branch of the UN’s International Labor Organization dedicated to combatting slavery. His first order of business was to count the number of people enslaved around the world. Read his story here:
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You can think of Roger Plant as history’s most unusual census taker. As head of a UN agency task force, he set out to count the number of read more >
UN Announces “Global Plan of Action Against Trafficking in Persons.” Ten years ago, the UN General Assembly first officially recognized the need to combat human trafficking by implementing the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons.
The new Action Plan will expand on this protocol by creating a United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund—money set aside to help NGOs and government agencies protect and rehabilitate survivors of modern day slavery. read more >