Events for March 2022 – FreedomUnited.org

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Forced Labor in the Cotton Industry

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Rescue to Recovery! The story of a slave rescued from 40 years in a shed

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Chocolate Has A Name

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Life after trafficking: #IWD2022 with Girls Inspired Africa

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Forced Labor in China: A Conversation with Laura T. Murphy

Indigenous Slavery’s Archive and the Disappearance of the Past

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Cross-movement organizing: sex work advocacy, harm reduction, and you!

Breaking the cycle of women and girls’ exploitation

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Beyond the Audit

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Migrant Workers Confronting COVID

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Intersectional Gender-Focused Prevention Strategies against the Trafficking of Women and Girls

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Women Workers and the Climate Crisis

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Using U.S. Laws to Hold Corporations Accountable for Forced Labor in Asia and the Pacific

Sustainability issues in the Cocoa Value Chain: will EU Due Diligence Legislation make a difference?

‘Your Work/Environment’ Launch Event

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Forced Labor in the Cotton Industry

Learn about human trafficking in the cotton industry and the human cost of a cheap garment. FORCED LABOR IN THE COTTON INDUSTRY CO-SPONSORED BY NCJW - National Council of Jewish Women That cheap garment costs more than you think. Presenters and Speakers include: Allison Gill - Senior Cotton Campaign Coordinator - International Labor Rights Forum Sam […]

Rescue to Recovery! The story of a slave rescued from 40 years in a shed

"Chris* was a vulnerable teenager when he was approached by a man with the offer of work and somewhere to stay. However, this 'kind' gesture became a nightmare for Chris, as he was forced to spend the next four decades living in filthy horse boxes, caravans, and finally a garden shed with no access to […]

Tony’s and Fairtrade: Choco Quiz and Tasting

"Join Tony's and Fairtrade for a discussion about cocoa, an interactive quiz and a free chocolate tasting!" About this event "Join us on Friday 4 March, 4pm UK time, for a free event discussing the cocoa industry, along with an interactive quiz and a chocolate tasting. Be one of the first 100 to sign up […]

Chocolate Has A Name

About this event "Believe me, I have seen the dignity of a man stripped by the power of a story and the dignity of a people restored to them by the power of a story. About a year ago, we told the story; CHOCOLATE HAS A NAME and came face-to-face with the harrowing truth when […]

Life after trafficking: #IWD2022 with Girls Inspired Africa

On International Women's Day 2022, Freedom United and Girls Inspired are coming together to celebrate the resilience and determination of women and girls who have survived trafficking. Join us on Instagram Live to find out more about the challenges facing trafficking survivors in Nigeria and the support that will help them on their road to […]

Forced Labor in China: A Conversation with Laura T. Murphy

"Sheffield Hallam University has done important work documenting human rights abuses and forced labor in the Uyghur region of China. Their research has exposed how Uyghur forced labor taints the entire solar technology supply chain and uncovered the international intermediary factories that bring Xinjiang cotton into the global market. Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Nury […]

Indigenous Slavery’s Archive and the Disappearance of the Past

"A free online event featuring Nancy E. van Deusen, Historian (Queen's University) Nancy E. van Deusen is a historian of colonial Andean, Latin American, and early modern Atlantic World history. She specializes in the histories of slavery in the Iberian world, and gender relations and female Catholic spirituality in colonial Peru. The presentation is about […]

Cross-movement organizing: sex work advocacy, harm reduction, and you!

"This workshop will take the framing of sex worker rights beyond "sex work is work" to examine how sex work decriminalization intersects with all areas of organizing and discuss how to actively include sex workers' rights and advocacy into your own respective work. This will be an interactive workshop. To honor International Sex Workers' Rights […]

Breaking the cycle of women and girls’ exploitation

"More than 30 million women and girls worldwide live in slavery today. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery. It’s not by chance. Gender inequalities deny them their rights, limit their choices and opportunities, and expose them to risk. And where modern slavery exists, it reinforces the deep-rooted systems and structures supporting gender […]

#FixThe13thNY End Convict Leasing 2.0 Rally

Rally online and in Foley Square to end convict leasing! Join Next100 and #FixThe13thNY on March 15th for a rally to oppose Governor Hochul's proposal to amend the New York State Constitution and bring private sector employers into state prison facilities after 125 years. The #FixThe13thNY campaign works to end exploitation and value the humanity […]

Beyond the Audit

"Virtually every brand stained with evidence of human suffering in their supply chains has offered 'independent social audit reports' to reassure stakeholders. There must be more to regain confidence and triage trust. Transparency today means also including worker voices that corroborate any reports from consultants paid for by suppliers in factories where workers may be […]

Borders, Bills and the Hostile Environment

"While the UK has passed a chilling set of bills to limit public protest, erode citizen rights, criminalise refugees and GRT communities and otherwise disproportionately impact BIPOC people in the UK, this event will hear from people who are fighting at the frontline of resistance.   Topics will include: What are the similarities between the […]

Migrant Workers Confronting COVID

"The Regional Migrant Online Sharing for Visibility, Empowerment and Solidarity is a public forum in which we will learn about the issues and struggles of 4 migrant workers - agricultural workers, domestic workers, factory workers, and sea-based workers - during the COVID pandemic. Not only do we wish to learn from their sharing but also […]

Intersectional Gender-Focused Prevention Strategies against the Trafficking of Women and Girls

"Online event linked to UN CSW66, focused on human trafficking prevention and reintegration, with presentations from: - Florence Soyekwo, Uganda Country Director, Hope for Justice - Meena Varma, Executive Director, International Dalit Solidarity Network - Kate Garbers, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab; and co-founder, Unseen - Chair: Nanci Hogan, Chief Executive and Founder, […]

Women Workers and the Climate Crisis

"Extreme weather events and unpredictable weather patterns caused by the climate crisis are forcing more and more people to migrate in search of livelihoods and security, both within their own countries and abroad. This coerced migration makes people, especially women, vulnerable to different forms of abuse, including exploitation and human trafficking. At this event, representatives […]

Sustainability issues in the Cocoa Value Chain: will EU Due Diligence Legislation make a difference?

"Study presentation “Sustainability in the global and Austrian Cocoa & Chocolate Value Chain” (Hannes Grohs & Jan Grumiller, ÖFSE) and panel discussion “What should be done to strengthen Sustainability in the Cocoa Value Chain, and what Role can EU Due Diligence Legislation play?” During recent years, the sustainability of the cocoa global value chain has […]

‘Your Work/Environment’ Launch Event

"Join the Pulitzer Center and a panel of top experts from Bangladesh, Brazil and the United States in a virtual conversation about Your Work/Environment, a new initiative aimed at encouraging reporting on climate change and its impact on workers and the workplace. The 90-minute discussion will begin on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 9:00am EDT and 7:00pm […]