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Human Trafficking: Muslim Women Vulnerable in Myanmar

Human Trafficking: Muslim Women Vulnerable in Myanmar | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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By way of background, Burma's record on human trafficking has prompted the United States to place it on a Tier 2 Watch List for the past two years. The Watch List is reserved for countries that fail to comply with minimum standards -- from preventing trafficking to investigating and prosecuting perpetrators of the crime to protecting victims -- as set forth in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).

In Myanmar, security forces have subjected both Muslim men and women to forced labor. Women, however, have been reportedly forced into prostitution and other forms of slavery as well. In fact, according to a U.S. Department of State 2012 human rights report, Burmese officials have reportedly kidnapped Rohingya women and forced them into slavery on military bases.

Burmese security forces also systematically rape and assault women and girls which also contributes to human trafficking and exploitation....

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Join Me and Walk Free - Commit to Ending Modern Slavery

Join Me and Walk Free - Commit to Ending Modern Slavery | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
At least 20.9 million people live in modern-day slavery in the year 2012. It's not legal anywhere, but it's happening everywhere. Let's do something about it. Check out Walk Free, and add your name with mine!
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'I AM WALK FREE' take the pledge to end modern slavery

JOIN the people of Myanmar in making a stand against modern slavery - Click here: www.walkfree.org/commit
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Federal Reserve Enslavement

When will the American revolution begin? See the enslavement by the Federal Reserve as what it really is!
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CALL ON THE INDIAN PARLIAMENT TO END CHILD SLAVERY

CALL ON THE INDIAN PARLIAMENT TO END CHILD SLAVERY | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Every day, millions of children in India wake up with nothing to look forward to except hours of back-breaking labour working everywhere from stone quarries to carpet factories to rice mills. Children as young as 5 years-old are kept from school, forced to work 7 days a week for up to 18 hours a day and end up with crippling injuries, respiratory disorders and chronic pain.

Because these children are often left illiterate and plagued with health problems, they are - in a cruel twist of fate - less likely to find employment once they reach adulthood. This continued enslavement of children traps generations of Indians in a vicious cycle of slavery, illiteracy and poverty.

Thankfully, the Indian Parliament is considering legislation called the "Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill," which:

Prohibits the employment of children up until 14 years of age,Outlines harsher sentences for violators of child labour laws andProvides for monitoring of suspected instances of child slavery.

This legislation would put an end to the enslavement of children in India but it risks not passing without a demonstration of mass public support.

For every day the bill is delayed, several children remain at risk of being bought and sold to work in unimaginable conditions of sex slavery, bonded labour and domestic servitude. Any further delay in the passage of this historic law ending the enslavement of children in their country is simply unacceptable and we need to build massive public pressure that leaders in India cannot ignore.

Call on the Indian Parliament to immediately pass the Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill and end child slavery in India.

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Slaves ‘can be bought for £60 and most of us have met one without knowing’, Thomson Reuters head says

Slaves ‘can be bought for £60 and most of us have met one without knowing’, Thomson Reuters head says | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Slavery is rampant and most people are likely to have met a slave without realising it, ....

“The common denominator of all these crimes is the evil intention to strip a human being of their freedom and then to use and abuse them, control and exploit them. One can think that slavery belongs to the history books, but far from that, it’s worse today than ever in history.”....

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Three guilty of 'slave' maid abuse

Three guilty of 'slave' maid abuse | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Three people are found guilty of abusing an Indian woman who was treated like a servant and subjected to physical abuse and rape.
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The Story of Your Enslavement

We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement - up to and including your own. From Freedomain Radio, the largest and m...
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