Events for September 2021 – FreedomUnited.org

Calendar of Events

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Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Men and Boys

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Turning the tide: Breaking the cycle of overfishing and labour abuses

1 event,

Exploring Vulnerabilities of BME LGBTQ Community to Human Trafficking

1 event,

End Uyghur Forced Labor: Fashion Week Call to Action

1 event,

Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings (Day 1)

1 event,

Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings (Day 2)

2 events,

Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings (Day 3)

Perfect Storm: The End of Slavery in the Caribbean

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Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings (Day 4)

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Climate-Induced Migration and Modern Slavery: Panel Discussion

1 event,

The Path to Recovery: Improving the Response to Contemporary Forms of Slavery for Vulnerable People, Including Internally Displaced People

3 events,

FAIR SHARE TO END CHILD LABOUR: Survivors and Leaders on Social Protection

Liberated Africans and the Study of Slavery: New Directions

2 events,

THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY: Global Perspectives on Reducing Sexual Exploitation

1 event,

0 events,

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1 event,

Preventing the Trafficking of Domestic Workers on Temporary Foreign Worker Visas

2 events,

Anti-Trafficking Education from Workers and Movements for Rights and Justice

2 events,

Humanities Series: Safety, Security and Human Rights of Migrants

Virtual Launch of U.S. Department of Labor International Child Labor Report | Presentación virtual del informe del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos sobre el trabajo infantil

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1 event,

Women and the Abolition Movement: Understanding the Impact of Mass Incarceration, Involuntary Servitude and Organized Resistance from a Woman’s Eyes

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Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]

Modern Slavery

Syrian artist Sara Shamma brings attention to the global issue of human trafficking and modern slavery, through a new series of large scale portraits. A compelling exhibition of portraits, considering the meaning of survival, endurance and recovery from the survivor’s perspectives. Not suitable for young children due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter. […]

Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]

Modern Slavery

Syrian artist Sara Shamma brings attention to the global issue of human trafficking and modern slavery, through a new series of large scale portraits. A compelling exhibition of portraits, considering the meaning of survival, endurance and recovery from the survivor’s perspectives. Not suitable for young children due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter. […]

Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]

Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]

Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Men and Boys

This workshop helps participants develop strategies to engage with male victims of human trafficking. Attendees will gain a broader knowledge of cultural-specific vulnerabilities that place boys and young men at greater risk for sex and labor trafficking, and ways to improve identification and treatment. This session is presented by Nathan Earl, an anti-trafficking pioneer, advocate […]

Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]

Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]

Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]

Thai El Monte Garment Workers: The Return of Slavery and Trafficking in The Modern Era

At 4 am on August 2, 1995, Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director of the Thai Community Development Center, met with government authorities and law enforcement at a doughnut shop in El Monte, California, blocks from the slavery compound that they would raid, a row of apartment duplexes on a residential street, eerily surrounded by barbed wire. […]

Turning the tide: Breaking the cycle of overfishing and labour abuses

In this second event in the series exploring the nexus between modern slavery and environmental destruction, we’ll put a spotlight on labour abuses in the fishing industry and its intersection with environmental degradation. While there have been many positive advancements in this area, the vicious cycle of marine biodiversity degradation and human rights abuses persists. […]

Exploring Vulnerabilities of BME LGBTQ Community to Human Trafficking

Over the years there has been increasing challenges in the narratives of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people who might have experienced human trafficking on the grounds of their perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. We believe to some extent that these could also include some level of […]

End Uyghur Forced Labor: Fashion Week Call to Action

During New York Fashion Week,  members of the Uyghur community and human rights advocates will call on fashion brands, including Zara, Burberry, and Hugo Boss, to ensure that they are not supporting or benefiting from the pervasive and extensive forced labor of the Uyghur population and other Turkic and Muslim-majority peoples, perpetrated by the Chinese […]

Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings (Day 1)

It is alleged that the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) has perpetrated and continues to perpetrate the most serious of international crimes against the Uyghurs and other Muslim Population in the Uyghur region (“Xinjiang”) of North West China. In June 2020 Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress formally requested that Sir Geoffrey Nice […]

Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings (Day 2)

It is alleged that the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) has perpetrated and continues to perpetrate the most serious of international crimes against the Uyghurs and other Muslim Population in the Uyghur region (“Xinjiang”) of North West China. In June 2020 Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress formally requested that Sir Geoffrey Nice […]

Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings (Day 3)

It is alleged that the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) has perpetrated and continues to perpetrate the most serious of international crimes against the Uyghurs and other Muslim Population in the Uyghur region (“Xinjiang”) of North West China. In June 2020 Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress formally requested that Sir Geoffrey Nice […]

Perfect Storm: The End of Slavery in the Caribbean

Join Paul Crooks for a black history masterclass as he discusses black resistance, the rise and fall of enslavement in the British Colonies in the Caribbean and North America. Paul Crooks was intrigued to learn his great great great grandfather walked free from the Cousins Cove sugar plantation, Jamaica in 1838. This prompted Paul’s curiosity […]

Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings (Day 4)

It is alleged that the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) has perpetrated and continues to perpetrate the most serious of international crimes against the Uyghurs and other Muslim Population in the Uyghur region (“Xinjiang”) of North West China. In June 2020 Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress formally requested that Sir Geoffrey Nice […]

Climate-Induced Migration and Modern Slavery: Panel Discussion

Panel discussion: How is climate-induced migration creating vulnerability to modern slavery and what are the solutions? Climate change is devastating the planet, leading to intensifying global inequality as well as disputes over land, water and scarce resources. People are being driven to migrate within and across borders in search of resources and income, making them […]

The Path to Recovery: Improving the Response to Contemporary Forms of Slavery for Vulnerable People, Including Internally Displaced People

Virtual event organized on the sidelines of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council To mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for the fight against contemporary slavery and the launch of the annual report forms of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences ,at […]

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

Since 2004, The International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference has been bringing together researchers, practitioners, and individuals with lived experience in an effort to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development. To date, the trafficking conference has welcomed thousands of attendees from 50 states and 40 countries to learn from […]

FAIR SHARE TO END CHILD LABOUR: Survivors and Leaders on Social Protection

Join Nobel Laureates, world leaders, & child labour survivors to demand urgent solutions to end child labour & child poverty. About this event This event is hosted by Laureates and Leaders for Children and co-sponsored by the Government of Sweden, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the International Labour Organization. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: HE Stefan […]

Liberated Africans and the Study of Slavery: New Directions

Shantel George, University of Glasgow Jake Subryan Richards, London School of Economics and Political Science Maeve Ryan, King’s College London Richard Anderson, Aberdeen University Chair: Christine Whyte, University of Glasgow From 1807 until the end of the 19th century, Africans ‘liberated’ from illegal slaving vessels were re-settled in West Africa, the Cape Colony, Kenya, across […]

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

Since 2004, The International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference has been bringing together researchers, practitioners, and individuals with lived experience in an effort to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development. To date, the trafficking conference has welcomed thousands of attendees from 50 states and 40 countries to learn from […]

THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY: Global Perspectives on Reducing Sexual Exploitation

The goal of this virtual event is to empower and educate the community on the many harms of human trafficking, and further explore the intersections of race, gender, and trafficking. We will look at data that underscore the inequities of power and systemic oppression from around the globe and discuss policies that help address these […]

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

Since 2004, The International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference has been bringing together researchers, practitioners, and individuals with lived experience in an effort to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development. To date, the trafficking conference has welcomed thousands of attendees from 50 states and 40 countries to learn from […]

Preventing the Trafficking of Domestic Workers on Temporary Foreign Worker Visas

Domestic workers employed through the J-1, A-3, and G-5 visa programs are often vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Join survivors and advocates from the Human Trafficking Legal Center and the National Domestic Workers Alliance to learn what policymakers can do to prevent the trafficking of migrant workers.

Global Modern Slavery Directory – Relaunch!

Since its launch in October 2014, the Global Modern Slavery Directory (GMSD) has grown tremendously - adding over 2,700 anti-trafficking organizations and agencies in 200 countries and helping over 141,000 visitors to the site find much needed resources. Thanks to a generous grant by the Carlson Foundation, Polaris has been able to give the GMSD […]

Anti-Trafficking Education from Workers and Movements for Rights and Justice

The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the sites for anti-trafficking education and the range of educators who shape how the public and institutions understand and respond to human trafficking. Thus, there is a need to analyse the formalised and informalised practices that facilitate teaching and learning about trafficking. At its worst, anti-trafficking […]

Humanities Series: Safety, Security and Human Rights of Migrants

Australia has international obligations to ensure that migrants’ human rights are respected and protected, yet many migrants are excluded from legal protections, exploited and abused. Migration status, particularly when linked to temporariness and dependency, operates as a powerful axis of disadvantage, limiting migrants’ agency and access to effective protection. A Monash University study found that […]

Virtual Launch of U.S. Department of Labor International Child Labor Report | Presentación virtual del informe del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos sobre el trabajo infantil

The U.S. Department of Labor cordially invites you to participate in our virtual launch of the Department’s Twentieth Edition of the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The report covers 131 countries and provides a comprehensive view of the scope and nature of child labor, in addition to recommendations on how to eradicate […]

Women and the Abolition Movement: Understanding the Impact of Mass Incarceration, Involuntary Servitude and Organized Resistance from a Woman’s Eyes

Featuring: Kelly Savage-Rodriguez is the California Coalition of Women Prisoners (CCWP) new DROP LWOP Coordinator. She was incarcerated for 23 years until Governor Brown commuted her Life Without Parole sentence in December, 2017, and was finally released on parole in November, 2018. As a domestic violence survivor, Kelly was forced to experience the similarities and […]