Freedom United

Freedom United: Our vision is a world free of modern slavery and human trafficking. We are the world’s largest community dedicated to ending human trafficking & modern slavery. We mobilize a united community to create power for change by making the public stakeholders in the ending modern slavery. We equip millions of supporters with awareness, education & ways to take action that drives real change. https://www.freedomunited.org/about-us/

Thailand bans use of prison labor to make fishing nets
| |

Thailand bans use of prison labor to make fishing nets

At Freedom United, we campaign to end forced labor in prisons and the conditions of servitude in which nearly 800,000 incarcerated people in the U.S. are producing goods and services for corporations for pennies. In Thailand, the authorities are taking action: they banned the use of prison labor for the manufacturing of fishing nets after…

How the new law against forced labor in Xinjiang will impact fashion
| |

How the new law against forced labor in Xinjiang will impact fashion

On June 21, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) finally came into force. This law prevents any product partially or totally manufactured in Xinjiang, northwest China, from entering U.S. […]

The post How the new law against forced labor in Xinjiang will impact fashion appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

People incarcerated in the US produce $11 billion worth of goods a year but can’t afford a bar of soap
| |

People incarcerated in the US produce $11 billion worth of goods a year but can’t afford a bar of soap

Passed by the U.S. Congress on January 31, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery. But, due to an exception clause, the amendment allowed slavery to remain […]

The post People incarcerated in the US produce $11 billion worth of goods a year but can’t afford a bar of soap appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

Modern slavery on the rise in U.K. care sector
| |

Modern slavery on the rise in U.K. care sector

Amid a significant labor shortage, the U.K.’s care sector is currently facing a surge in cases of labor exploitation and debt bondage, with a national modern slavery helpline hearing from […]

The post Modern slavery on the rise in U.K. care sector appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

Trafficking victims traumatized by indefinite immigration detention in U.K.
| |

Trafficking victims traumatized by indefinite immigration detention in U.K.

This week, a U.K. high court judge rejected requests from three Sudanese victims of trafficking and torture, who had been threatened with removal to Rwanda, to be released from immigration […]

The post Trafficking victims traumatized by indefinite immigration detention in U.K. appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

Refugees risk being exploited and abused in Malaysia’s food industry
| | | |

Refugees risk being exploited and abused in Malaysia’s food industry

Malaysian law does not recognize refugees so many are forced to work informally, thus running the risk of being subjected to exploitation. In a report by Al Jazeera, testimonies from […]

The post Refugees risk being exploited and abused in Malaysia’s food industry appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

U.K. Rwanda deportation flight stopped by legal action
| |

U.K. Rwanda deportation flight stopped by legal action

The first flight sending people seeking asylum in the U.K. to Rwanda was stopped by a last-minute intervention from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday. We welcome […]

The post U.K. Rwanda deportation flight stopped by legal action appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

Toxic tiles: the floors we walk on could be made with forced labor
| | |

Toxic tiles: the floors we walk on could be made with forced labor

The vinyl flooring industry is experiencing a boom in the U.S. and other wealthy countries. At chain stores like Home Depot, being able to purchase vinyl flooring –  what the […]

The post Toxic tiles: the floors we walk on could be made with forced labor appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

How Libya and Europe evade accountability for forced labor
| |

How Libya and Europe evade accountability for forced labor

Despite the European Union’s claims that they are working to improve conditions in detention centers in Libya, evidence shows that detainees continue to be subjected to forced labor, torture and […]

The post How Libya and Europe evade accountability for forced labor appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

Australia’s prisons are also a source of forced labor
| |

Australia’s prisons are also a source of forced labor

As part of the Abolish Slavery National Network Freedom United is campaigning against the poor conditions facing incarcerated people in U.S. prisons. Together we are saying, “No slavery, no exceptions.” […]

The post Australia’s prisons are also a source of forced labor appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.