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WALK FREE THE MOVEMENT TO END MODERN SLAVERY

 

A World Without Slavery

Walk Free : The Movement to End Modern Slavery

I believe our generation can build a world without slavery.

A world where it is unthinkable for one human being to be treated like someone else’s property.

A world where those who coerce or deceive people into forced labor or steal other people's freedoms are brought to justice.

A world where everyone can walk free.

I commit to mobilise governments, businesses and communities to end modern slavery.

 Commited Thanks Vivien

Ending Modern Slavery: A New Approach



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Walk Free Ambassador Ta Thuy Minh: How I Got Involved in Fighting Modern Slavery



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 Wonderful Vivien Thank you

Check out Walk Free's videos and graphics in their gallery

http://www.walkfree.org/en/multimedia

 Thanks Vivien

Cross-posted for Alicai.

From its classic Mario Brothers games to the new Wii U, Nintendo has long been making iconic video games played by people around the world.  But while it's been a leader in the gaming world, Nintendo has failed miserably on the problem of ‘conflict minerals’ mined with slave labour and violence in the Congo in Africa.

Armed groups round up villagers at gunpoint and force adults and children to dig for minerals used in electronics, from your cell phone to your gaming console.  While other big companies have taken steps to make their products free of these slave-mined conflict minerals, Nintendo has just been ranked dead last in the industry with a score of zero.

Right now, Nintendo is about to launch its new gaming device, the Wii U. But it refuses to acknowledge the connection between its products and conflict minerals.

Tell Nintendo: Slavery is not a game.  Sign the petition urging Nintendo to audit its supply chain, a first step towards making its products free of slave-mined conflict minerals:

www.walkfree.org/en/actions/Nintendo   

The crisis in the Congo is the world’s deadliest ongoing conflict.  Millions have died and families have been destroyed by brutal violence from armed groups including the Lord’s Resistance Army (the subject of the KONY2012 video). 

The conflict is fueled by ongoing battles for the profits from Congo’s rich natural resources, which include four minerals used in many electronics - tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold. Men, women and children are exploited by the armed groups that control the mines, with many reports of slavery and horrific physical and sexual abuse.

Many electronics companies are taking steps to make products with ‘conflict-free’ minerals.  Intel has committed to making a fully conflict-free product with minerals from Congo by next year; HP and Apple have promised they will only obtain minerals that have passed an audit check; and Microsoft is now checking that their suppliers don’t use conflict minerals.

But Nintendo was the only company to score a zero in the report.  Nintendo has responded that it is “not directly involved” in where the raw materials for its products come from. But in today’s globally connected world, that’s no excuse for ignoring the evidence of slavery in the electronics supply chain. Nintendo cannot simply throw its hands up in the air and avoid any responsibility for its products. Ask Nintendo to take the first step toward conflict-free products by auditing its supply chain and making that information public:

www.walkfree.org/en/actions/Nintendo   

Like its famous character Mario, it’s time Nintendo joined the side of the real world heroes and did its part in this fight against evil.

Thank you,

Tim, Debra, Fiona, Lauren, Martine, Ranya and the Walk Free Team

PS. Walk Free supporters are planning to make a special appearance at a Wii U event hosted by the President of Nintendo in New York City on Thursday to make sure Nintendo can’t avoid the issue of conflict minerals any longer. Sign the petition to make sure your voice is heard: www.walkfree.org/en/actions/Nintendo   

 

 

Take the first step towards building a world where everyone can walk free. CLICK here --> http://bit.ly/VBguvc <--- to sign the pledge to end modern slavery.
Photo: Take the first step towards building a world where everyone can walk free. CLICK here --> http://bit.ly/VBguvc <--- to sign the pledge to end modern slavery.

Noted & signed,thanks Vivien.

Signed-shared.

Anonymous

 Signed Vivien Cheers

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“Once a door opens for a child domestic servant, all the doors of [their] life close at once" - Kailash Satyarthi, Global March Chairperson.

LIKE and SHARE in honour of World Day Against Child Labour and speak up for the 10.5 million child domestic workers throughout the world, vulnerable to modern slavery.
“Once a door opens for a child domestic servant, all the doors of [their] life close at once" - Kailash Satyarthi, Global March Chairperson. LIKE and SHARE in honour of World Day Against Child Labour and speak up for the 10.5 million child domestic workers throughout the world, vulnerable to modern slavery.
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“Once a door opens for a child domestic servant, all the doors of [their] life close at once" - Kailash Satyarthi, Global March Chairperson.

LIKE and SHARE in honour of World Day Against Child Labour and speak up for the 10.5 million child domestic workers throughout the world, vulnerable to modern slavery.
Anonymous

 Cheers Vivien

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In some countries, children are trafficked for the purpose of begging, where many face violence and are at risk of further exploitation - http://1.usa.gov/19T78Vp

SHARE to spread the message that forced begging is a form of modern slavery.
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In some countries, children are trafficked for the purpose of begging, where many face violence and are at risk of further exploitation - http://1.usa.gov/19T78Vp

SHARE to spread the message that forced begging is a form of modern slavery.
Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed big, and he dedicated his life to building equality for all. Today we look to his words of encouragement, that we can all play a part in creating a better world.

SHARE if you believe that together we need to keep moving forward to our goal of a world without slavery.

http://bit.ly/17RnsDD
@[105645966135500:274:Martin Luther King, Jr.] dreamed big, and he dedicated his life to building equality for all. Today we look to his words of encouragement, that we can all play a part in creating a better world.

SHARE if you believe that together we need to keep moving forward to our goal of a world without slavery. 

http://bit.ly/17RnsDD

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To help combat human trafficking in South Asia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and DFID - UK Department for International Development have launched 'Work in Freedom,' a project aiming to help prevent 100,000 women and girls from falling into modern slavery.

READ more about the new initiative here - http://bit.ly/16FEQYg
Modern slavery deprives people of their freedom - the freedom to leave an exploitative job, the freedom to see their family, even the freedom to choose who they marry. Forced marriage can trap victims as young as 5, not only robbing them of their innocence, but leaving them vulnerable to physical and emotional abuse.

SHARE if you believe in a world where everyone has the right to choose who they marry, and you stand strong against modern slavery. http://bbc.in/158OKA2
Photo: Modern slavery deprives people of their freedom - the freedom to leave an exploitative job, the freedom to see their family, even the freedom to choose who they marry. Forced marriage can trap victims as young as 5, not only robbing them of their innocence, but leaving them vulnerable to physical and emotional abuse. 

SHARE if you believe in a world where everyone has the right to choose who they marry, and you stand strong against modern slavery. http://bbc.in/158OKA2
One story of a stolen bike leading a young girl on a trail of deceit which ended with her enslavement sparked Walk Free Ambassador Ta Thuy Minh's passion to help end modern slavery forever.

By spreading these stories, we can inspire others to become ambassadors for the generation that will end modern slavery. WATCH Ta Thuy Minh speak here - http://bit.ly/1erGIrQ
Photo: One story of a stolen bike leading a young girl on a trail of deceit which ended with her enslavement sparked Walk Free Ambassador Ta Thuy Minh's passion to help end modern slavery forever. 

By spreading these stories, we can inspire others to become ambassadors for the generation that will end modern slavery. WATCH Ta Thuy Minh speak here - http://bit.ly/1erGIrQ
Throughout the world, millions have been silenced by the curse of modern slavery. We can act, speaking up for them and helping to create a world where everyone has the right to walk free.

SHARE the brave words of Malala Yousafzai if you believe our voice is our most powerful weapon in the fight to end modern slavery. http://bit.ly/10nbNH5
— with Gshie Njululu and Jannah Knox.
Photo: Throughout the world, millions have been silenced by the curse of modern slavery. We can act, speaking up for them and helping to create a world where everyone has the right to walk free. 

SHARE the brave words of Malala Yousafzai if you believe our voice is our most powerful weapon in the fight to end modern slavery. http://bit.ly/10nbNH5

 That is wonderful Vivien

Thanks, Vivien.

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( Walk Free) - New research shows that nearly 30 million men, women and children are trapped in situations of modern slavery. We believe that even one victim is too many.

SHARE if you believe this is the generation in which we will create a world where it's unthinkable for one human being to enslave another. http://bit.ly/1gA5qwu
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Get more knowledge:
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( Walk Free) - New research shows that nearly 30 million men, women and children are trapped in situations of modern slavery. We believe that even one victim is too many.

SHARE if you believe this is the generation in which we will create a world where it's unthinkable for one human being to enslave another. http://bit.ly/1gA5qwu 
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Get more knowledge:
http://www.ungift.org/knowledgehub/

Thanks, Vivien for sharing.

Greater transparency of supply chains is an important first step in eradicating modern slavery – especially when it comes to the production of conflict minerals.

But some businesses are trying to undermine new rules that could lead to progress. CLICK to find out more. http://atfp.co/19XhrqZ
— with Kriti Khanduri and Closer To TheEdge.
Photo: Greater transparency of supply chains is an important first step in eradicating modern slavery – especially when it comes to the production of conflict minerals.

But some businesses are trying to undermine new rules that could lead to progress. CLICK to find out more. http://atfp.co/19XhrqZ
Because domestic workers carry out their duties behind closed doors, there is little transparency and many of them are vulnerable to becoming victims of modern slavery.

SHARE this image to equip everyone you know with the signs of domestic slavery. http://bit.ly/1eesjQu
— with Hope Barrameda and 4 others.
Photo: Because domestic workers carry out their duties behind closed doors, there is little transparency and many of them are vulnerable to becoming victims of modern slavery.

SHARE this image to equip everyone you know with the signs of domestic slavery. http://bit.ly/1eesjQu
Often it’s ordinary people who identify and assist victims of modern slavery. Every time Reverend Brian goes to a hotel, he asks the maids if they get paid – and whilst some do, he has discovered that many are victims of modern slavery.

SHARE this image to encourage your friends and family to look out for situations of modern slavery in their neighbourhoods - and to take a stand against it. http://dmreg.co/1bJz5e5
— with Ana Mugiana.
Photo: Often it’s ordinary people who identify and assist victims of modern slavery. Every time Reverend Brian goes to a hotel, he asks the maids if they get paid – and whilst some do, he has discovered that many are victims of modern slavery.

SHARE this image to encourage your friends and family to look out for situations of modern slavery in their neighbourhoods - and to take a stand against it. http://dmreg.co/1bJz5e5

 THanks Vivien

Thank you, Vivien.

11 months ago
Over 160 years ago, abolitionist and former slave Sojourner Truth delivered a speech on slavery and women’s rights that had a profound effect on her audience.

CLICK to watch her incredible speech re-enacted by actress Alfre Woodard. http://bit.ly/1drzwdS
Over 160 years ago, abolitionist and former slave Sojourner Truth delivered a speech on slavery and women’s rights that had a profound effect on her audience.

CLICK to watch her incredible speech re-enacted by actress Alfre Woodard. http://bit.ly/1drzwdS


11 months ago
Join Me and Walk Free - Commit to Ending Modern Slavery
www.walkfree.org
At least 29.8 million people live in modern-day slavery today. It's not legal anywhere, but it's happening everywhere. Let's do something about it. Check out Walk Free, and add your name...
11 months ago

Thank you, Vivien.

11 months ago
The European Parliament held a hearing last week to discuss what FIFA has called "absolutely unacceptable" conditions for migrant workers creating the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

CLICK to find out more about the growing concerns around the tournament. http://bit.ly/1cBvSP9
— with George Martin A and Kristina Kiki Martin.
11 months ago


Each year in Bangalore in India, young girls from poor families are forced to "marry" temple deities. They are then forced into sex slavery for the rest of their lives.

CLICK to read more about the Devadasi system - which despite being outlawed years ago, still continues today. http://bit.ly/1bZWGbV
— with Melen Tesfu.

Photo: Each year in Bangalore in India, young girls from poor families are forced to "marry" temple deities. They are then forced into sex slavery for the rest of their lives.

CLICK to read more about the Devadasi system - which despite being outlawed years ago, still continues today. http://bit.ly/1bZWGbV

Ending slavery: Showing Forced Labor Risk Behind Products | Innovation details
Forced Labor Risk Determination & Mitigation: Revolutionary software to expose and eliminate slavery in global supply chains
www.innovatingjustice.com

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"They sold Amsha for $12. Other girls and women went for more, much more. But Amsha had a small son and was pregnant with her second child." http://bit.ly/1t1knMT

TAKE ACTION - keep the pressure on to refer slavery in Iraq to the International Criminal Court: http://bit.ly/1ozBWm6

Widow with child sold for marriage after raiding Isis militants shot her husband and took them into captivity
THEGUARDIAN.COM

11 little known facts about modern day slavery: http://bit.ly/1vV4ael Which ones did you not know?

11 little known facts about modern day slavery: http://bit.ly/1vV4ael Which ones did you not know?

Do you think electronics companies have a responsibility to ensure their products are slavery free? 

Then CLICK to call for tough rules to tackle â€ª#‎ConflictMinerals‬http://bit.ly/1qKR5zw

(And then CLICK to watch our video which explains the issues in more detail http://bit.ly/1wdjTSF)

 Thanks Vivien

Myanmar authorities uncover 26 cases of trafficked children in 2014: http://bit.ly/1tfmMPl

Would you like to see smaller numbers? CLICK and join the movement to help #EndModernSlavery: http://bit.ly/1cd0ATb

Myanmar authorities uncover 26 cases of trafficked children in 2014: http://bit.ly/1tfmMPl

Would you like to see smaller numbers? CLICK and join the movement to help â€ª#‎EndModernSlavery‬http://bit.ly/1cd0ATb

Call on the European Union to support tough rules to help end conflict minerals now.
WALKFREE.ORG

SHARE if you agree with the words of Walk Free activist Victor from Kenya. 

Then CLICK to join Victor and over 8 million others around the world that are united in the fight to â€ª#‎EndSlavery‬http://bit.ly/1cd0ATb

SHARE if you agree with the words of Walk Free activist Victor from Kenya. 

Then CLICK to join Victor and over 8 million others around the world that are united in the fight to #EndSlavery: http://bit.ly/1cd0ATb


CLICK to see the full infographic detailing the amazing milestones we have achieved together then SHARE to spread the word: http://walkfr.ee/1uAjQEd
— with Sozial Umdenken and 2 others.
Photo: If anyone tells you that you can't make the world a better place, show them this.

CLICK to see the full infographic detailing the amazing milestones we have achieved together then SHARE to spread the word: http://walkfr.ee/1uAjQEd

Sorry if some of the graphic have disappearred on posts above, the links thank goddness are still there.

Urgent action is needed to ensure we do not end up with a World Cup tournament that is built on forced labour and exploitation.” http://bit.ly/1zoby0y

A new report from Amnesty International raises serious questions about Qatar's efforts to tackle #ModernSlavery. If you #LoveFootballHateSlaveryCLICK to take action now: http://bit.ly/W6Itsz
Join the call for a Slavery-Free World Cup

Vivien, thank you for the call to action to help prevent forced labour and exploitation at the next World Cup tournament.  Have clicked and taken action on the petitions.

Download the complete 2014 edition of the Global Slavery Index or get a quick overview of the Reports findings in the Executive Summary. At Walk Free, we...
GLOBALSLAVERYINDEX.ORG

"The first step in eradicating slavery is to measure it. And with that critical information, we must all come together... to finally bring an end to the most severe form of exploitation." http://cnn.it/1vlA03R

Have you been surprised by the latest estimate of 35.8 million people trapped in slavery around the world? TAKE ACTION and join the fight to help â€ª#‎EndModernSlavery‬http://bit.ly/1cd0ATb

(via CNN International)

The second annual edition of the Walk Free Foundation's Global Slavery Index has found that globally, almost 36 million people are subject to slavery.
CNN.COM|BY EUAN MCKIRDY, CNN

SHARE if you agree with Walk Free activist Leila that together we can be a "mighty army of millions", fighting to help #EndModernSlavery. 

Then CLICK here to join the movement: http://bit.ly/1cd0ATb

SHARE if you agree with Walk Free activist Leila that together we can be a "mighty army of millions", fighting to help â€ª#‎EndModernSlavery‬

Then CLICK here to join the movement: http://bit.ly/1cd0ATb

For the first time in history, leaders of the world’s largest faiths have come together. Their goal is to end slavery.

Committed to the dignity and freedom that is the birthright of all humankind, Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Orthodox leaders will sign a joint declaration at the Vatican on the World Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

WATCH live from the Vatican tomorrow: http://bit.ly/11HceSU

For the first time in history, leaders of the world’s largest faiths have come together. Their goal is to end slavery.

Committed to the dignity and freedom that is the birthright of all humankind, Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Orthodox leaders will sign a joint declaration at the Vatican on the World Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

WATCH live from the Vatican tomorrow: http://bit.ly/11HceSU

With over 14 million people trapped in slavery, the highest number in the world, India is at the heart of the battle to â€ª#‎EndModernSlavery‬http://bit.ly/1plm4Fd
TAKE ACTION now - call on the Indian Parliament to immediately pass legislation that will help â€ª#‎EndChildSlavery‬ in India: http://bit.ly/1e4OE36

With over 14 million people trapped in slavery, the highest number in the world, India is at the heart of the battle to #EndModernSlavery: http://bit.ly/1plm4Fd

TAKE ACTION now - call on the Indian Parliament to immediately pass legislation that will help #EndChildSlavery in India: http://bit.ly/1e4OE36

"Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act." - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Will you act on behalf of the thousands of women forced into sexual slavery and forced marriage in Iraq? http://bit.ly/1ozBWm6

"Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act." - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Will you act on behalf of the thousands of women forced into sexual slavery and forced marriage in Iraq? http://bit.ly/1ozBWm6

On Day 14 of â€ª#‎16Days‬ of Activism Against Gender Violence, we share the words of an anonymous girl who was enslaved by ISIS. CLICK to â€ª#‎RaiseHerVoice‬ and demand justice: http://bit.ly/wf16days

(Article: http://bit.ly/1sbBUy6)

SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women

On Day 14 of #16Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, we share the words of an anonymous girl who was enslaved by ISIS. CLICK to #RaiseHerVoice and demand justice: http://bit.ly/wf16days

(Article: http://bit.ly/1sbBUy6)

SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women

 Up to date My friend Vivien

Generations of families on tea estates in Assam, India are vulnerable to â€ª#‎HumanTrafficking‬ and â€ª#‎ModernSlavery‬.

Children of tea workers are often exploited and face terrible conditions of child labour, with no guarantee of ever seeing their families again: http://bit.ly/1zMu5mQ

Call on Tata Global Beverages to show leadership in preventing people being trafficked out of tea plantations in Assam: http://bit.ly/1vQcUQl

Generations of families on tea estates in Assam, India are vulnerable to #HumanTrafficking and #ModernSlavery.

Children of tea workers are often exploited and face terrible conditions of child labour, with no guarantee of ever seeing their families again: http://bit.ly/1zMu5mQ

Call on Tata Global Beverages to show leadership in preventing people being trafficked out of tea plantations in Assam: http://bit.ly/1vQcUQl

On International Anti-Corruption Day, call on your government to enforce international laws that will help end forced labour: http://bit.ly/SSkqex

Help â€ª#‎breakthechain‬ of â€ª#‎corruption‬.

ACT - Against Corruption Today

Call on your government to adopt the new international law to prevent abuses, protect victims, as well as punish those that force people to work in conditions of slavery. http://bit.ly/SSkqex
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5 hrs · 
Last week, history was made when world â€ª#‎FaithLeaders‬ united to help â€ª#‎EndSlavery‬http://huff.to/12rKiCV
CLICK to join them in signing the declaration to end slavery: http://www.globalfreedomnetwork.org/declaration/
(via The Huffington Post)

Last week, history was made when world #FaithLeaders united to help #EndSlavery: http://huff.to/12rKiCV

CLICK to join them in signing the declaration to end slavery: http://www.globalfreedomnetwork.org/declaration/

(via The Huffington Post)

Last week, history was made when world â€ª#‎FaithLeaders‬ united to help â€ª#‎EndSlavery‬http://huff.to/12rKiCV

CLICK to join them in signing the declaration to end slavery: http://www.globalfreedomnetwork.org/declaration/

(via The Huffington Post)

On Human Rights Day, Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for his outstanding work defending children's rights: http://ab.co/1wfIGrV

If you agree that we must turn knowledge into action, call on the Indian Parliament to immediately pass legislation that will help â€ª#‎EndChildSlavery‬in India: http://bit.ly/1e4OE36

On Human Rights Day, Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for his outstanding work defending children's rights: http://ab.co/1wfIGrV

If you agree that we must turn knowledge into action, call on the Indian Parliament to immediately pass legislation that will help #EndChildSlavery in India: http://bit.ly/1e4OE36