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Global Slavery Index Finds 30 Million In Slavery
2013-10-18 08:49:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An estimated 30 million people around the world are living as slaves, according to a new Global Slavery Index study that ranks 162 countries on the number of people living in slavery, the risk of enslavement and the strength of government actions to combat the problem. The report, released Thursday by the anti-slavery charity Walk Free Foundation, is the first annual index to track slavery on a global basis, and reveals an...

2013-07-02 11:07:54

The first evidence of widespread 'modern slavery' in England for refugees and asylum seekers is revealed in a study published today. The two-year study calls for an overhaul of government policy to restore asylum seekers' right to work and ensure all workers can access basic employment rights, such as National Minimum Wage, irrespective of immigration status. Dr Stuart Hodkinson from the University of Leeds, who co-authored of the study, said: "We found that in the majority of cases, if...

Google Donates $11.5 To Fight Global Slavery
2011-12-15 06:04:56

Google announced on Wednesday that it is donating $11.5 million to several organizations working to end the modern-day slavery of some 27 million people throughout the world. The donation is believed to be the biggest-ever corporate grant to the advocacy, intervention and rescue of people forced to work or provide sex against their will. The company said it selected organizations with proven records in fighting slavery. “Many people are surprised to learn there are more people...

2010-11-29 21:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A blueprint for eliminating modern slavery has earned its creator the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves, a human rights organization based in Washington, D.C., won the $100,000 annual prize for ideas set forth in his 2007 book, "Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves." In the book, Bales outlines steps to end the enslavement of some 27...

2005-12-09 10:20:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - Many North Korean refugees who flee to China every year end up as sex slaves and China often sends them back for punishment, the U.S. ambassador for fighting international slavery said in Beijing on Friday. John Miller, the director of the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, said he discussed North Korea in two days of talks with Chinese officials about the modern-day slave trade -- many of its victims women and girls...

2005-12-09 02:40:09

BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of North Korean refugees are working as sex slaves in China under threat of being returned should Chinese authorities catch them, the U.S. ambassador for fighting international slavery said on Friday. After two days of talks with Chinese officials, John Miller, director of the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, said many victims of the modern-day slave trade were women and girls forced into prostitution or...

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.