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Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco's model of tolerance and co-existence
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Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco's model of tolerance and co-existence

Speaking at a joint press conference, Miguel Angel Moratinos, the High Representative of the UNAOC, and Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, spoke about the Forum and its results. They also hailed the large, high-level participation that enriched the dialogue that took place during the two-day gathering. ‘People are…

Taliban lash 12 people before stadium crowd in Afghanistan – The Toronto Star
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Taliban lash 12 people before stadium crowd in Afghanistan – The Toronto Star

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban lashed three women and nine men in front of hundreds of spectators in a provincial sports stadium Wednesday, signaling the religious extremist group’s resumption of a brutal form of punishment that was a hallmark of their rule in the 1990s. The office of the governor of Logar province, south of…

Journalists urged to delve more into human trafficking – MyJoyOnline.com
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Journalists urged to delve more into human trafficking – MyJoyOnline.com

The media and journalists in Ghana have been advised to delve more into stories that seek to educate the public about human trafficking in Ghana and around the world. Speaking to JoyNews after a one-day intensive workshop for the International Justice Mission’s (IJM) second cohort of the Young Journalists’ Fellowship program, National Director of Advocacy…

Rwanda: Concerns Grow Over Changing Face of Human Trafficking
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Rwanda: Concerns Grow Over Changing Face of Human Trafficking

Officials and activists have called for improved efforts to fight against human trafficking in the face of rising technology. On Tuesday, November 22, activists, academics and government officials, among other dignitaries from different parts of the continent convened in Kigali for the Africa Regional Freedom from Slavery Forum, where they discussed a number of things…

Why one in every 150 people in the world is in slavery – The Goa Spotlight
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Why one in every 150 people in the world is in slavery – The Goa Spotlight

Worldwide, one person in every 150 lives in a situation of modern slavery, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the UN. The total number of people affected is 50 million — up from 40 million just four years ago, according to the organization. What is “modern slavery”? Modern slavery is an…

UN says over 50 million people live in modern-slavery conditions – MercoPress
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UN says over 50 million people live in modern-slavery conditions – MercoPress

About 50 million people live in modern slavery worldwide, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message marking International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on Dec. 2. The condition is to be found in almost every country. It also crosses ethnic, cultural, and religious barriers as newer forms of the transatlantic slave trade “reverberate…

Let us unite to end all forms of exploitation against children – The East African
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Let us unite to end all forms of exploitation against children – The East African

Each year, the world unites to commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. This international campaign kicks off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through December 10, the Human Rights Day. This year, Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) is shining a spotlight on…

Legacy of slavery still scars society, blocks progress says UN chief | Indiablooms
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Legacy of slavery still scars society, blocks progress says UN chief | Indiablooms

New York: The legacy of the transatlantic slave trade “reverberates to this day”, just as modern-day enslavement is growing, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. In a message ahead of commemorations for the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, on 2 December, Mr. Guterres said that societies remain scarred by the historical suffering of…

ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of the Second of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act
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ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of the Second of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) thanks members of the U.S. Senate for passage this week of the International Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 4171). This bill is a key component of a four-part package of legislation to reauthorize the legal framework for efforts by the United States to combat… Read more »

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The Global Estimates: a call to action this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
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The Global Estimates: a call to action this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Today marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This day is focused on countering contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. In September this year, the new Global Estimates of Modern Slavery were released by Walk Free, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International […]

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