The United Nations recently warned of jobless men in Ukraine being tricked into slavery by farmers linked to criminal gangs. Tricked with the promise of free food and accommodation these men are soon enslaved, unpaid, and unable to leave. However there has also been recent success, helping 600 people already this year. See more.
An extremely well researched paper by Alexa Bejinariu, UNLV.
Causes of modern slavery Poverty is, by far, the number one indicator of susceptibility to poverty, therefore it is a huge step forward that the remarkable Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, of M.I.T., and Michael Kremer of Harvard, were honored with the Nobel Prize for economics. Go to the New York Times Article
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Absolute ‘must see’ for teenagers and their parents and teachers. Learn how you, or your child, can easily get tricked into a horrific nightmare. There really is help available. We are out here trying to help you – Red Cross, Salvation Army, Lifeline, and your church, mosque or temple. If you are reading this you … More Children for sale
Uganda is showing the power of modern, specific, taxation: targeting rich, white, western companies, and with a young population who crave social media – it’s a war Ugandan’s could easily win.
When countries build sources of legitimate & fair income – it’s a win for everybody around the world.
Governments around the world are being asked to increase their taxes on BLACK barcodes – products that have not been inspected to ensure safe and fair work conditions.
Those taxes to be used:
50% to develop a green barcode project in their country
50% to help the country improve working conditions for all, and increase departments like the WorkCover Authority to ensure safe working conditions.
More: Uganda Learns Power of Taxation – New African Super-Power? … More Uganda finds their power – in taxation!
Kevin Bales CMG is Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham, co-author of the Global Slavery Index, and was a co-founder and previously president of Free the Slaves. Want a job? He says often it’s the same story, a truck comes into the village, and even though the guy might be sketchy, the … More How to combat modern slavery: Kevin Bales: TED 2010
Modern slavery is worse now that it ever has been. There are so many people suffering, being beaten, being starved, raped, and dying. And a lot of them a little, innocent children – in the sex industry they can be as young as four years of age. Our idea worth spreading: Green barcodes show a … More Petition to the UN: End Modern Slavery