Events for November 2021 – FreedomUnited.org

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Nikole Hannah-Jones: Examining Slavery’s Modern Legacy

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Why decriminalizing sex work will help to end trafficking: Canada in a global context

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Protest: Climate Justice & Uyghur Freedom

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A public health approach to modern slavery and human trafficking

Global to Local: Ending Child Marriage

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This Adventure Called California

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This Adventure Called California

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Human Trafficking Training

Human Trafficking and Technology – JSWT #44

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Exploring Vulnerabilities of BME LGBTQ Community to Human Trafficking

Leading the Charge to #EndtheException Webinar

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Do children have the right to decent work?

Unchained Modern Slavery Webinar

Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Middle East and North Africa 

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Working collaboratively to maximise the impact of modern slavery research

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“Come alive, Black man!”: Telling our history of Transatlantic Slavery

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Victims of labor exploitation – falling between the cracks? Discussion

Survivors and the Interplay of Exploitation with Learning Disabilities

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After SESTA/FOSTA how is the sex industry coping?

There was a study on the effects of S.3165 (known as SESTA/FOSTA) on the sex worker industry: A community report by Danielle Blunt and Ariel Wolf (of Hacking//Hustling), advised by Naomi Lauren (of Whose Corner Is It Anyway.) A law that was supposed to make sex trafficking an enforcement priority, instead has put legal consenting […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Examining Slavery’s Modern Legacy

MAAM is excited to announce a free virtual talk by esteemed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Hannah-Jones’ discussion will examine slavery’s enduring modern legacy and the reframing of the Black American experience. Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has spent her career […]

Why decriminalizing sex work will help to end trafficking: Canada in a global context

The criminal laws that prohibit the purchase and/or sale of sexual services do not protect sex workers, but, instead, fuel stigma, discrimination, harassment and targeted violence against sex workers. These criminal laws also create barriers for sex workers to access health, social and legal services. Sex workers and human rights organizations in Canada and globally […]

Silenced Histories: Scotland and the Caribbean

In his new book, Slaves and Highlanders, David Alston presents a major contribution to the debate on reparation by reappraising Scots involvement and complicity in the slave trade. He explores the prominent role of Highland Scots in exploitation of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the cotton, sugar and coffee plantations of the 18th and […]

Protest: Climate Justice & Uyghur Freedom

Join us to demand climate justice & freedom for the Uyghur people! Time: 18:00 hrs Location: Outside the Chinese Embassy on Portland Place, central London Supported by: * Uyghur Solidarity Campaign UK * 香港思源 Power to Hongkongers * Labour Movement Solidarity with HK * Workers' Liberty * Freedom United * Stop Uyghur Genocide * Socialists Against […]

GLJ-ILRF’s 2021 Labor Rights Defenders Roundtable

Join Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum their annual event where they lift up the voices, experiences, and visions of labor rights defenders on the frontlines of the fight for decent work and social justice.

A public health approach to modern slavery and human trafficking

A public health approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. What is it and (why) is it needed? Modern slavery is a serious crime that includes human trafficking, sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and forced criminal activity. The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 brought it into sharp focus and, with it, a host of […]

Global to Local: Ending Child Marriage

Join UNICEF USA for an informative event on the importance of ending child marriage featuring speakers from the UNICEF USA Advocacy team and partners at Unchained at Last. In addition, Rep Kay Khan will discuss why she is championing ending child marriage in Massachusetts. Finally, the event will include the screening of Forced to Marry, […]

This Adventure Called California

Please join us for a special screening of the short documentary film This Adventure Called California. The film recounts the story of recently-divorced Arnoldo who comes to the United States to win back his family. Instead, he is brutally exploited, until a chance encounter at the racquetball court changes the course of his life. Directed […]

This Adventure Called California

Please join us for a special screening of the short documentary film This Adventure Called California. The film recounts the story recently-divorced Arnoldo who comes to the United States to win back his family. Instead, he is brutally exploited, until a chance encounter at the racquetball court changes the course of his life. Directed by […]

2021 Juvenile Sex Trafficking (JuST) Conference 

This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual […]

Human Trafficking Training

This training course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of human trafficking including knowing signs, who is at risk, stages of human trafficking, and how to engage with survivors. Each training can be customized to your organization or group's needs. This training is available to any business, organization, or group looking to better their […]

Human Trafficking and Technology – JSWT #44

Join Human Trafficking and Technology - JSWT #44 with Bella Hounakey, Human Trafficking Survivor Advocate & Member of U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and Framework. This session will highlight the intersection between Human Trafficking and Technology. Participants will learn information about trafficked persons and how technology is being misused to facilitate exploitation. The facilitator […]

2021 Juvenile Sex Trafficking (JuST) Conference 

This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual […]

Exploring Vulnerabilities of BME LGBTQ Community to Human Trafficking

Over the years there have 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 […]

Leading the Charge to #EndtheException Webinar

A virtual event to convene the directly impacted people who are interested in engaging with and reflecting on the campaign via stories, ideas, art, advocacy, and more The Thirteenth Amendment includes an exception clause that allows for slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime. The #EndTheException campaign invites community members who have been directly […]

2021 Juvenile Sex Trafficking (JuST) Conference 

This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual […]

Do children have the right to decent work?

Ahead of Universal Children’s Day 2021, Freedom United is organizing a webinar to discuss child labor with children’s rights advocates to better understand the issue and learn which approach really is best for children. We’ll be speaking with Mavuto Banda, a former child worker and University of Hull doctoral student, Jonathan Blagbrough, Co-director of Children […]

Unchained Modern Slavery Webinar

The Unchaining Modern Slavery Series is designed to help organisations in Australia to advance their engagement with the Modern Slavery Act 2018.  The webinar on Thursday, 18 November features Brian Iselin, Founder and Chief Vision Officer of Slavefreetrade who will be sharing how this global movement of volunteers based in Geneva, Switerland, is working to eliminate modern slavery globally, […]

Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Middle East and North Africa 

Gender-based violence (GBV) remains a major concern across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While most governments have signed international frameworks to address GBV and announced steps to translate commitments into national legislation and strategies, progress in practice has been slow and inconsistent. In the meantime, women and girls in MENA remain at […]

2021 Juvenile Sex Trafficking (JuST) Conference 

This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual […]

Working collaboratively to maximise the impact of modern slavery research

In her Strategic Plan for 2019-2021, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton, outlined her intention to encourage research efforts to improve the evidence base on modern slavery and to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice. A report published by the Commissioner’s office in 2020 on survivor support research examined these issues and found that collaboration […]

We Want Freedom: Taking on the hostile environment

‘We Want Freedom!’ is a UK These Walls Must Fall online event at this crucial time in the fight for migrant justice. At this very moment, Parliament is going through the second reading of the devastating ‘Borders Bill’ which would bring unprecedented changes to the UK immigration system, a system which already treats people who […]

“Come alive, Black man!”: Telling our history of Transatlantic Slavery

In partnership with the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) and Museums and Galleries Edinburgh, Miles Greenwood, Curator of Legacies of Slavery and Empire at Glasgow Museums, will argue that most of the ways we present the histories of Black people is through a white lens; from formal education to museums. How can we […]

Victims of labor exploitation – falling between the cracks? Discussion

Join HEUNI, the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control for a discussion on addressing labor exploitation in the European context. Labor exploitation is a high gain-low risk crime, but many countries fail to sufficiently and efficiently address it. This webinar will engage researchers in a discussion on how to address impunity, how to ensure […]

Survivors and the Interplay of Exploitation with Learning Disabilities

Co-hosted with the Snowdrop Project, this online forum will investigate the under-explored correlation between learning disabilities and Modern Slavery. Learn more about the challenges that practitioners and survivors with learning disabilities face from experiences of navigating the NRM and asylum systems, not receiving additional support in interviews, issues surrounding undiagnosed learning disabilities and the absence […]