slavery

1 Sex trafficking activist resigns over personal history inconsistencies

Queen Sofia of Spain receives scarves with Somaly Mam, during her tour of Tom Dy, Rehabilitation and Profession Center for Women and Children Victims of Traffic and Sexual Exploitation, on the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.AP Photo/Heng Sinith Internationally heralded Cambodian anti-sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam resigned from her Somaly…

0 Oscar winner shines light on problem of modern slavery

A scene from 12 Years a Slave. The annual ceremony celebrating accomplishments in film started with red carpet gawking and ended with a sober reminder. Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live,” said Director Steve McQueen after his film, 12 Years a Slave, won Best Picture at the…

0 Fighting slavery, war and child abuse on Valentine’s Day

It’s getting tough to do the right thing on Valentine’s Day. How do you avoid buying blood diamonds or chocolate made from the work of child slaves? Even the carefree purchase of flowers for your loved one can, if you dig a bit deeper into where they came from, cause…

0 Get your slavery footprint!

I have no idea how accurate this is, but at least it’s disturbing and perhaps enlightening. Many of us prefer to think slavery was abolished years ago. This organization, Slavery Footprint, would like you to recognize that not only does it still exist throughout the world, it is thriving. Consumer…