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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How Brazil Shames Companies That Enslave People - Business Insider

Brazil has embraced an aggressive approach to combating modern-day slavery, including making supply chains more transparent, according to the new Global Slavery Index.

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Act now on slavery shame | Bangkok Post: opinion

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha met Myanmar President Thein Sein at the 25th Asean Summit in Nay Pyi Taw this week. Unfortunately, global attention was not so much on the economic dreams the pair wanted... 

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National Council of Jewish Women and Polaris Join Forces to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking | NCJW

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is partnering with Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, on a joint online petition focused on raising awareness about human trafficking. The petition calls on President Obama to support strong funding to assist victims and fight human trafficking in our communities.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

State gets failing grade in human trafficking laws | LoudounTimes.com


Virginia was recently given a near-failing grade for its human trafficking legislation by an international legislative watchdog group that also claims Virginia is the only state in the U.S. without a specific human trafficking law code.

Washington-based Shared Hope International’s Protected Innocence Challenge is a comprehensive study of existing state laws designed to combat human trafficking.

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Report shines light on trafficking, National, Phnom Penh Post


Elite police units simultaneously descended on two guesthouses across the river from Phnom Penh yesterday. Thirteen victims, mostly teenagers, were pulled from the houses where they had been forced to provide sexual services, according to police. The raids coincide with a recent NGO report that calls into question the government’s enforcement efforts regarding human trafficking.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

US: Tobacco Giant’s Move Could Reduce Child Labor | Human Rights Watch


The tobacco giant Philip Morris International has adopted a change in policy that could protect many child workers from danger on tobacco farms in the United States.

Philip Morris International, which sells Marlboro among other leading cigarette brands, announced on November 5, 2014 that it will begin buying US-grown tobacco exclusively through third-party leaf supply companies, rather than directly from tobacco farmers. This change will require the world’s largest tobacco leaf suppliers – Alliance One International and Universal Corporation – to implement Philip Morris International’s detailed child labor policy on all US farms from which they purchase tobacco. Of the world’s 10 largest tobacco companies, Philip Morris International has the most rigorous standards, prohibiting children under 18 from many of the most hazardous tasks on tobacco farms.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fighting Human Trafficking in Supply Chains: What You Can Do | Madina Jarbussynova


It is important to remember that as a consumer, you are a client of the corporations, and that your views and purchasing habits are of critical importance to major retailers, who understand very well that you can take your business elsewhere, often simply by clicking your mouse and opening a new webpage. This is one important reason why they respond to public pressure, and the growing movement to remove forced labour from corporate supply chains.

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