Tag Archives: Modern Slavery

Norfolk and Suffolk Police support new Slavery Act

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk have welcomed new legislation which could prevent human trafficking in our region. The Modern Slavery Act, which comes into force today, includes tougher penalties for offenders and new powers for authorities to board vessels at … Continue reading

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India’s child labour law amended

After years of relentless campaigning by Walk Free and other anti-slavery organisations, the Indian Parliament has approved a ban on employment of children below 14 years. Not only will child labour now be a cognizable offence in India, punishments for … Continue reading

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Child Marraige Outlawed in Yemen

The Yemeni government recently announced that the new constitution will set the minimum age for marriage at 18.1 Although the constitution is far from perfect and has yet to be approved by other political actors within Yemen, this is an … Continue reading

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Sumangali

It is a little known reality that over 200,000 vulnerable young women and girls mainly age 14 to 23 are trafficked into spinning, weaving and dyeing mills in the Tamil Nadu region of India. These women and girls are deceived … Continue reading

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Arrested for reporting on Qatar’s World Cup labourers

Mark Lobel reports We were invited to Qatar by the prime minister’s office to see new flagship accommodation for low-paid migrant workers – but while gathering additional material for our report, we ended up being thrown into prison for doing … Continue reading

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Conflict Minerals

My name is Bandi Mbubi. When I first came to the UK from the Democratic Republic of the Congo over 20 years ago, I was homesick. I missed my family and the friends I left behind; communication was extremely difficult. … Continue reading

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Unfortunately we need to build a panic room

Generous Walk Free supporters around the world have so far raised over US$37,000 to help rebuild the shelter for survivors of human trafficking in the Philippines. The violent attack on the Center of Hope revealed the extreme tactics employed by … Continue reading

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