Modern Day Slavery

Modern slavery

The condition of being forced by threats or violence to work for little or no pay, and of having no power to control what work you do or where you do it:

Modern slavery includes domestic slavery, forced sex work, and forced participation in crime such as cannabis production.

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She appealed to the public to become more involved in fighting human trafficking and modern slavery.

Women and girls are being trapped in an illicit sex network of degradation and modern slavery.

The British Government estimates that tens of thousands of people are in modern slavery in the UK today.

Child prostitution is a very widespread form of modern slavery.

‘I had to pay the money back by having sex’ | DW News

21 apr. 2016

Every year, thousands of Nigerian women are trafficked into Russia for sex. One woman told DW she came to the country to work in a supermarket. Instead, she was forced to have sex. Traffickers told her it was to cover the ‘cost’ of her journey.
 
noviceprepper53
poor girl. my prayers are with her and her family
Conny S.-A.
Hi, please educate your sisters back home ! So they may be saved from this calamity before it starts ! Greetings Conny
Asec Mimosas
This poor girl was supposed to be the hope and the future of her poor family back in Nigeria. Instead, Her ordeal has brought nightmare and more misery upon her parents. May our gods punish the culprits behind it!
yooo yeee
This is what the human being is capable of, that is heartbreaking. I hope life has been kinder to this poor girl since then
Nidhi Krishnamurthy
So, it’s not for nothing that we say “Putin Khuylo!!”. After all, corruption has affected 🇷🇺 since 1991.
Godwin Delali Adadzie
This is very disturbing.
James Nor
sorry my sister blessing
Yew Tube Yoda
Rename to “I had to take money to make this news video”.
Blaze Ash
Yes of course. Would you do it for free? By the way, how can you validate your silly title suggestion?

1 Obama On “Modern Slavery”

28 sep. 2012

President Obama condemned human trafficking as “modern slavery” during a speech to the Clinton Global Initiative.

2 Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

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28 sep. 2012

 
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images — miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal — illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)
 
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Klaudia Klara
You are amazing with doing what You do. Thank You!
 
Miles Rai
i am from Nepal aswell, Kathmandu to be precise. It is a good thing what the organization is trying to do. we appreciate it. But what i would like to say is that there is slavery all over the world. I’d like to say anyone working for money as an incentive is a slave. and the root cause to all of the slavery in the world is money. so for now i see “THE VENUS PROJECT” as the best alternative to last hope for humanity. so anyone reading this comment i would like to plead to you. Please let us educate and aware ourselves about TVP. thank you 🙂
andrewc2768
She should organize tours where you go to each place like she did. I really respect the way she worked next to them, even if she could leave
 
Google made me do it
If she didn’t tell it so dramatic, I could take this much more seriously. The photos tell horrible stories though, but what can we (western) common folk do to help these people? We have no power to force these countries to banish the slavery, EVEN WORSE, you make them actually banish the slavery and almost all these persons won’t have any money or jobs. My solution would be to find a new system, without money, but then everyone tells me I’m delusional and a world without money is unimaginable :c

3 Slaves in Italy? | DW Documentary

9 jul. 2019

Yvan Sagnet from Cameroon is battling modern slavery in Italy’s agricultural sector. Sagnet once worked as a low-wage farmhand. Now he is fighting for the rights of seasonal farmworkers, taking criminal recruiters, or gangmasters, to court.
 
Yvan Sagnet calls them slaves: the hundreds of thousands of seasonal farmworkers from Africa and eastern Europe on Italy’s fields. Without their labor the country would have no tomato, orange or olive harvest. But the workers are exploited and often forced to live under inhumane conditions in ruins or shanty towns called ghettos. In 2011 Sagnet himself briefly picked tomatoes on the fields near the southern Italian town of Nardò. For four days he labored to fill the 350-kilogram crates. He earned 14 euros a day, ten of which he had to hand over to the gangmaster, or Caporale, for transport and water. Caporale is the term for the criminal recruiters who control and exploit the workers. After a 14-hour day working under the blazing sun and even being beaten, Sagnet took home only four euros. He helped to organize the first strike among the farmhands. It was a success, and since then he has been an activist for the rights of the farmworkers and against the gangmasters. Despite death threats, he has set up an organization called NoCap, a label to certify produce farmed under ethically acceptable conditions. And he has taken his fight against exploitation and slavery to the courts. So far, the Italian justice system has responded slowly. It’s a fight that will take a long time to win.
 
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4 Empire Files: Buying a Slave – The Hidden World of US/Philippines Trafficking

11 jan. 2016

They live in some of London’s most exclusive locations, cooking, cleaning and caring for the children of a rich foreign elite.
 
But for many overseas domestic workers, the veneer of reflected glamour conceals a much darker world, one in which they are denied a passport, salary, food and even sleep while working 20-hour days. Unable to sever ties with their employers due to UK visa restrictions, and fearful of deportation or even arrest if they turn to the authorities, their only real source of hope lies with the small but increasingly vocal group of women who help them escape, and are now fighting to secure a change in the law.

🇾🇪 Slavery in Yemen | Al Jazeera World

10 sep. 2014

Slavery is illegal throughout the world, banned by international convention and treaty. But there is at least one country where it is alleged still to exist: Yemen.

6 – 10 Countries Most Afflicted By Modern Slavery

3 aug. 2017

The ten countries with the most people in modern slavery (victims of human trafficking). 
 
Full interview with Kevin Bales: http://n.pr/1S54uR7
 
Video researched, written, narrated, and directed by Bryce Plank Visualization and editing by Robin West
Music: “Enter the Maze” by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/ “Phife for Life” by Otis McDonald

Script:
Slavery used to look like this, then it evolved into this, and today it looks like this.

In fact, there are an estimated 45.8 million people living in modern slavery across 167 different countries. They fall into three general categories: children held in the commercial sex trade; adults held in the commercial sex trade; and any other laborer made to work through force, fraud, or coercion.

The trafficking victim often looks like anybody else at work in a mine, on a farm, in a factory. Many are lured by promises of a steady job in another country, only to have their passports confiscated when they arrive. However, many slaves work in their native countries or even the cities where they were born.

According to The Global Slavery Index, these ten countries are home to the most modern slaves. They each suffer from income inequality, discrimination and classism, and entrenched corruption.

Number ten, Indonesia, produces about 35% of the world’s palm oil. The many small palm plantations present an immense challenge to inspectors trying to crack down on child labor. The country’s many islands are also home to tens of thousands of enslaved fisherman trafficked from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Number nine is the Democratic Republic of Congo. 20,000 of the DRC’s more than 870,000 slaves live in one of the most hellish landscapes on the planet, a vast ore mine in the east of the country.

The terrorist group Boko Haram gets overshadowed by ISIS, although it kills more people. When it comes to enslavement, one of its tactics is to give Nigerian entrepreneurs loans and then force them to join their group if they fail to repay fast enough.

Seventh is Russia. 55% of the slaves there work in construction. Foreigners are lured mainly from nearby Azerbaijan, the “stans,” Ukraine, and North Korea—thanks to this border on the far eastern edge of Russia.

The North Korean government is the world’s largest single slaveholder. Not only does it force more than one million of its people to toil in labor camps and other similarly hopeless situations, but it actually loans out some people to work in neighboring China and Russia, then pockets most of their wages. This exploitation generates about $2.3B each year for the Kim Jong-un regime.

The fifth most enslaved country, Uzbekistan, is the world’s sixth largest producer of cotton. It has benefited from forced labor, as the government puts more than 1 million people to work using threats of debt bondage, heavy fines, asset confiscation, and police intimidation.

Slave recruiters in Bangladesh promise poor families that their boys will be given a job, only to be enslaved on a faraway island and beaten to clean fish for up to 24 hours straight. Often, these fish are exported as cat food for our pets. Sometimes, the boys meet a gruesome death when they are eaten by tigers while searching for firewood.

Third is Pakistan, which has suffered through decades of conflict, terrorism, and displacement—especially along its northwestern border with Afghanistan. Its provinces have not raised the minimum age of marriage, which has allowed the widespread problem of forced and child weddings to continue.

Over 250 million Chinese have migrated within the country to find better opportunities, creating the ideal conditions for human trafficking. Each year, 58 million children are ‘left behind’ as their parents search of work in the China’s many booming cities. Every year, up to 70,000 children fall into forced begging, illegal adoption, and sex slavery.

And number one is India, which has – by far – the most victims of modern slavery. While economic growth has greatly reduced the percentage of its citizens living in poverty, the country’s sheer size still results in more than 270 million Indians living on less than $2/day. It’s unsurprising that inter-generational bonded labor, forced child labor, commercial sexual exploitation, forced begging, forced recruitment into nonstate armed groups, and forced marriage all exist in India. The government has already created many of the laws necessary to fight the epidemic, but the challenge is enforcing those laws and tracking improvements and areas of continued need.Script:
Slavery used to look like this, then it evolved into this, and today it looks like this.

In fact, there are an estimated 45.8 million people living in modern slavery across 167 different countries. They fall into three general categories: children held in the commercial sex trade; adults held in the commercial sex trade; and any other laborer made to work through force, fraud, or coercion.

The trafficking victim often looks like anybody else at work in a mine, on a farm, in a factory. Many are lured by promises of a steady job in another country, only to have their passports confiscated when they arrive. However, many slaves work in their native countries or even the cities where they were born.

According to The Global Slavery Index, these ten countries are home to the most modern slaves. They each suffer from income inequality, discrimination and classism, and entrenched corruption.

Number ten, Indonesia, produces about 35% of the world’s palm oil. The many small palm plantations present an immense challenge to inspectors trying to crack down on child labor. The country’s many islands are also home to tens of thousands of enslaved fisherman trafficked from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Number nine is the Democratic Republic of Congo. 20,000 of the DRC’s more than 870,000 slaves live in one of the most hellish landscapes on the planet, a vast ore mine in the east of the country.

The terrorist group Boko Haram gets overshadowed by ISIS, although it kills more people. When it comes to enslavement, one of its tactics is to give Nigerian entrepreneurs loans and then force them to join their group if they fail to repay fast enough.

Seventh is Russia. 55% of the slaves there work in construction. Foreigners are lured mainly from nearby Azerbaijan, the “stans,” Ukraine, and North Korea—thanks to this border on the far eastern edge of Russia.

The North Korean government is the world’s largest single slaveholder. Not only does it force more than one million of its people to toil in labor camps and other similarly hopeless situations, but it actually loans out some people to work in neighboring China and Russia, then pockets most of their wages. This exploitation generates about $2.3B each year for the Kim Jong-un regime.

The fifth most enslaved country, Uzbekistan, is the world’s sixth largest producer of cotton. It has benefited from forced labor, as the government puts more than 1 million people to work using threats of debt bondage, heavy fines, asset confiscation, and police intimidation.

Slave recruiters in Bangladesh promise poor families that their boys will be given a job, only to be enslaved on a faraway island and beaten to clean fish for up to 24 hours straight. Often, these fish are exported as cat food for our pets. Sometimes, the boys meet a gruesome death when they are eaten by tigers while searching for firewood.

Third is Pakistan, which has suffered through decades of conflict, terrorism, and displacement—especially along its northwestern border with Afghanistan. Its provinces have not raised the minimum age of marriage, which has allowed the widespread problem of forced and child weddings to continue.

Over 250 million Chinese have migrated within the country to find better opportunities, creating the ideal conditions for human trafficking. Each year, 58 million children are ‘left behind’ as their parents search of work in the China’s many booming cities. Every year, up to 70,000 children fall into forced begging, illegal adoption, and sex slavery.

And number one is India, which has – by far – the most victims of modern slavery. While economic growth has greatly reduced the percentage of its citizens living in poverty, the country’s sheer size still results in more than 270 million Indians living on less than $2/day. It’s unsurprising that inter-generational bonded labor, forced child labor, commercial sexual exploitation, forced begging, forced recruitment into nonstate armed groups, and forced marriage all exist in India. The government has already created many of the laws necessary to fight the epidemic, but the challenge is enforcing those laws and tracking improvements and areas of continued need.

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7 Modern Day Slaves – Niger

28 jan. 2008

July 2005 The chains and markets may be gone, but in 21st century Africa, people are still being born as slaves. Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures

8 Charcoal slaves – Slavery: A 21st Century Evil

8 nov. 2011

Poverty-stricken men from the north of Brazil are often lured to remote camps where they are used as slave labour.

9 Slavery: A 21st Century Evil – Food Chain Slaves

12 okt. 2011

It is a nation built on the abolition of slavery, but there are at least 40,000 slaves in the US today. In the opening episode of Slavery: A 21st Century Evil, Al Jazeera’s Rageh Omaar investigates food chain slavery in the US.

10 Slavery: A 21st Century Evil – Prison slaves

22 nov. 2011

Over the past 20 years China has become the world’s biggest exporter of consumer goods. But behind this apparent success story is a dark secret – millions of men and women locked up in prisons and forced into intensive manual labour.

Wat is slavenarbeid? …Het in onderpand geven van arbeid of diensten door een persoon als zekerheid voor de terugbetaling van een schuld of een andere verplichting. De diensten die nodig zijn om de schuld terug te betalen, kunnen onbepaald zijn, en de duur van de diensten kan onbepaald zijn. Schuldslavernij kan van generatie op generatie worden doorgegeven.

11  – A 21st Century Evil – Sex slaves

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19 okt. 2011

There are an estimated 1.4 million sex slaves in the world today and international trafficking is on the rise.

12 – A 21st Century Evil – Bonded Slaves

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14 dec. 2011

It is a form of slavery that is passed down from one generation to the next, enslaving millions.

13 Poverty in Haiti spawns child slavery 13 October 2008

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13 okt. 2008

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere and the poverty has fuelled restavek, a system of domestic servitude of hundreds of thousands of children that is tantamount to modern-day slavery. 
 
The country’s government acknowledges that child slaves exist but says it is part of the culture. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports. 
 
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14 Italy’s Sikh Slaves | People and Power

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20 aug. 2020

The vast agricultural plains of the Agro-Pontino in central Italy is now one of the country’s main areas of food production.

Yet it was not always the case.

This 100 mile-long stretch of land facing the Tyrrhenian Sea was marshland until a century ago when fascist dictator Benito Mussolini organised a mass migration from northern Italy to drain the swamps and turn them into fertile farmland.

But many of those who live today are not Italian, they are Indian – at least 11,000 of them, and possibly up to four times more.

Mostly Sikhs from Punjab in northern India, they are economic migrants who have come here to work in local farms and send money home to give their families a better life.

Some manage to do just that. But for many others, their dreams are crushed.

Instead, they face abuse and exploitation from both profit-driven agri-businesses and organised crime – labouring for pitiful wages, often without official documentation, and trapped in a system from which there is no escape.

Filmmakers Alessandro Righi and Emanuele Piano went to investigate for People & Power.

15 Modern Slave Trade l Al Jazeera Investigations

24 apr. 2016

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit goes undercover to reveal the true scale of modern slavery in suburban Britain. We expose the slave masters and the people smugglers and talk to victims about their ordeals.
 
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16 Seafood Slaves | Fault Lines

9 mrt. 2016

In 2015, evidence of slavery on a massive scale surfaced in the remote islands of eastern Indonesia.

Illegal fishing in Indonesian territorial waters had risen to an extreme level, but many of the Thai fishing boats responsible harboured a much worse secret aboard.
In the last year, over 2,000 men have come forward who were enslaved on Thai fishing boats in Indonesian waters, working for as long as a decade without pay.

Thousands of migrants from Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos in search of higher-paying jobs were lured onto Thai fishing boats with empty promises about jobs “on the other side” and into, in some cases, years of ongoing seaborne labour.

Many of the enslaved fishermen were facing abuse, ranging from physical assault to lack of food and sleep.

“The way they forced us to work is worse than slaves. Slaves would have their own time, and we didn’t have any. We didn’t have time to sleep. We didn’t have time to eat. We only had time to work,” says one of the trafficked fishermen.

The illegal fishing boats and their cheap crews were essential to one of the world’s most important food suppliers – Thailand’s $7bn fishing industry.

Thailand is the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, and the United States consumes more of that seafood – including tuna and shrimp – than any other country.

“It’s almost impossible to separate what effectively are slave-caught fish from fish that are caught through more legitimate means…. It is in fact part of the business model. One of the reasons why your shrimp cocktail at your local restaurant doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg, is because the labour cost is so low,” says Paul Dillion from the International Organization for Migration.

How did thousands of men end up slaves to the global demand for cheap seafood? After years of unpaid labour, will they receive any justice at all? And will companies in the US that profit from similar activity be held accountable?

Fault Lines travels to Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand to trace the hidden costs of cheap seafood.

17 Slavery: A Global Investigation (Modern Slavery Documentary) | Real Stories

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15 nov. 2017

Slavery is officially banned internationally by all countries, yet despite this, in the world today there are more slaves now than ever before. In the four hundred years of the slave trade around 13 million people were shipped from Africa. Today there are an estimated 27 million slaves – people paid no money, locked away and controlled by violence. Multi-Award winning documentary makers Kate Blewett and Brian Woods – who produced the groundbreaking films The Dying Rooms, Innocents Lost and Eyes of a Child, saw this terrible exploitation with their own eyes. The result is an utterly devastating film.

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18 Modern Day Slavery – Full Episode

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Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world’s leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims. 
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19 Special Report: Exploited: Britain’s Hidden Slaves

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24 okt. 2017

Victims of modern slavery are not being protected well enough, with many police forces failing to recognise the true scale of human trafficking, says the police watchdog for England and Wales.
 
Sky News has obtained exclusive figures showing that less than 1 in 50 cases the police get involved with results in a successful conviction.
 
This special report comes from our correspondent Adele Robinson.

20 The college cleaner no-one knew was a slave – BBC News

19 apr. 2018

Sara is a victim of modern slavery. She worked up to 20-hour days as a cleaner in a UK college, and was told if she refused, her children would be killed. She spoke to Victoria Derbyshire programme’ reporter Anna Collinson.
 
 
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21 ‘My life as a modern day slave’ – BBC News

 

3 jan. 2018

An estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery last year. Mitos lived as a slave for three years. But a few months ago she escaped…
 

22 Modern Slavery is closer than you think: Understanding Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

28 aug. 2014

Modern Slavery is closer than you think. This film includes information on how to spot potential victims, how they may be exploited and what you can do to help free the UK from Modern Slavery. To find out more visit www.modernslavery.co.uk

23 Slaving Away – Four Corners

8 jul. 2016

Slaving away: The dirty secrets behind Australia’s fresh food.

It’s in your fridge and on your table: the fresh food that we take for granted.
But there’s a dirty secret behind it.
Much of it is picked and packed by a hidden army of migrant workers who are ruthlessly exploited.
“There is slave labour in this country.” – Queensland grower
A Four Corners investigation has uncovered gangs of black market workers run by unscrupulous labour hire contractors operating on farms and in factories around the country.
The produce they supply ends up in our major supermarkets and fast food chains.
“Almost every fresh product that you pick up… will have passed through the hands of workers who have been fundamentally exploited.” – Union official
These labour hire contractors prey upon highly vulnerable young foreigners, many with very limited English, who have come to Australia with dreams of working in a fair country.
They’re subjected to brutal working hours, degrading living conditions and the massive underpayment of wages.
Reporter Caro Meldrum-Hanna has obtained undercover footage and on-camera accounts of this dark world. One migrant worker told her:
“I felt like we were going back in time… the way we were being treated was inhumane.”

And another:
“It made me question Australia as a country.”

Female workers are particularly at risk with women coming forward to make allegations of harassment and assault.
From farmers’ fields to factory floors, the program tells the story of those workers who slave away to produce the food we buy and eat on a daily basis.
SLAVING AWAY, reported by Caro Meldrum-Hanna and presented by Kerry O’Brien

OMGItsRonaldJenkees
You want something to change? Stop going to KFC!
Alex G
Where is the Australian government and Police on this issue?
Kat nip
“Don’t hire workers from Europe.” … because they will defend themselves. Sadly predators are everywhere in society.
susan nordstrom
this greed makes me sick
Luca Siciliano
Is it possible that the people having determined the award wage threshold have never owned or operated agricultural businesses?
Stephen Rimington
THEY SHOULD AND MUST BE PAID FULLY rent should be free and meals because they work there ? for it
Ben Chesterman
government greed , on business
lynne leighton
Even in their stores, try asking for trolley people or even where products are located? Mostly they don’t even speak any English. Why doesn’t Four Corners report on Aussie impact instead…after all this is Australia?
gamergirl 5317
it’s there choice that they come here no one makes them,and its there choice who they choose to work for…if they want fair pay they have to make sure they get it with pay cotracts in writting or dont work for fraudsters
Silvana
then go so we can have our jobs back

24 Trafficked | Officiële trailer

12 nov. 2018

Miljoenen kwetsbare meisjes worden wereldwijd door mensenhandelaars genadeloos geëxploiteerd in de seksslavernij om honderd miljard dollar per jaar te genereren. Dit vertelt het verhaal van drie van dergelijke meisjes uit Amerika, Nigeria en India. Nadat ze door een wereldwijd netwerk van illegale mensen- orgaan- en drugshandelaren zijn verhandeld komen de drie terecht in een bordeel in Texas. Samen proberen ze aan de slavernij te ontsnappen en hun vrijheid te herwinnen.

25 Modern slavery of disabled people in South Korea | Unreported World

4 mrt. 2018

30 Years A Slave: A moving report from South Korea where the police have rescued hundreds of modern-day slaves tricked into working on salt and seaweed farms on a chain of remote islands. Shockingly, many of those rescued have learning disabilities.
 
Marcel Theroux traveled to the Shinan Islands to investigate the lives of these vulnerable people, some reuniting with families who for years believed they were dead.
 
This episode was first aired on 20/11/15.

26 former sex slave in America tells her story in “Eden”

16 okt. 2013

 
The film “Eden” is based on Chong Kim’s story as a sex slave in the middle of the United States. More from CNN at http://www.cnn.com/

27 – I was human trafficked for 10 years. We can do more to stop it | Barbara Amaya | TEDxMidAtlantic

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20 okt. 2015

Barbara Amaya ran away at the age of 12 after being abused by family members. She was taken in on the streets of Washington, DC by a couple who seemed nice, but ended up selling her into human trafficking. She was used for months and then sold to a man named Moses who took her to New York and continued to traffic her for many years. Now Barbara fights for other victims of human trafficking and to change policies that treat victims as criminals.
 
Barbara is an anti-trafficking advocate, speaker, trainer, author and survivor leader in the movement to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking. She is Senior Technical Adviser, Policy, Programs and After Care Services at SeraphimGlobal, and has been actively raising awareness of the sexual exploitation of children and domestic sex trafficking since 2012.
 
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28 I was abused as a child bride and this is what I learned | Samra Zafar | TEDxMississauga

1 aug. 2017

Her story has captured a nation from coast to coast across Canada and beyond. Samra Zafar takes us on a journey of survival and self-discovery.
 
Samra was trapped as a child bride in an abusive marriage for over a decade, with no hope of ever finding freedom and opportunities to live with respect. Samra is an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and her own journey of survival was featured in Toronto Life magazine in February 2017. Her feature on Yahoo Canada’s Facebook page became the page’s most watched video of all time, with over 6.6 million views.
 
Samra Zafar is a Commercial Account Manager in the Toronto Business and Professional Services department at RBC Royal Bank. She was previously an Associate with the ABL group at RBC Capital Markets.
 
Samra is a multiple award winning graduate of the University of Toronto, a Public Speaker, an upcoming Author, and the Founder of Brave Beginnings, an organization dedicated to helping women find personalized mentorship, friendship and support to rebuild their lives after oppression and abuse. After overcoming severe challenges and adversity, Samra went on to graduate with
 
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29 Fighting forced marriages and honour based abuse | Jasvinder Sanghera | TEDxGöteborg

28 nov. 2013

 
Listed by The Guardian as one of the world’s 100 most Inspirational Women, Jasvinder Sanghera has been fighting forced marriages and honour based abuse — both in her native Britain and internationally. The charity Karma Nirvana she founded in 1993 has helped establish several refuge centres for South Asian men and women fleeing forced marriages. Her commitment stems from personal experience, after running away from home fourteen years old, faced with the prospect of a forced marriage.
 
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30 America’s forced marriage problem | Fraidy Reiss | TEDxFoggyBottom

 

22 mei 2018

Forced and child marriage seem like problems that don’t exist in America, but in reality marriage under the age of 18 is legal in all 50 states. After escaping her own forced marriage, activist Fraidy Reiss is working to help women and girls close the legal loopholes around these marriages for good.
 
Fraidy Reiss is an activist who is recognized internationally as an expert on forced and child marriage in America, drawing inspiration from her own abusive forced marriage. After realizing that most women and girls trying to flee or resist arranged and forced marriages are limited by finances, religious law and social customs, she founded the organization ‘Unchained At Last’ to help women successfully start new lives. Her writing on the subject has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post and countless other publications in the US and beyond, and she has been interviewed and featured by those outlets as well as Financial Times, BBC, PBS, NPR, CBS and others. Reiss has also assisted in the creation of legislation to end and reduce child marriage which has been introduced and, in some cases, already passed in multiple US states.
 
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31 HOW I ESCAPED CHILD MARRIAGE TO BECOME A WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVIST | Mercy Akuot | TEDxKakumaCamp

18 jul. 2018

As a teenager, Mercy Akuot’s Dad informed her that her schooling days were over, and she was to immediately get married to a man she knew as her uncle. She was told she had no choice,  that this was the custom and tradition. But for Mercy this tradition was wrong, and she fought back. She says she doesn’t blame her parents, but negative cultural practices that oppress women. Her story of survival drives her passion to support women and girls to stand up for themselves in Kakuma Camp, in South Sudan and around the world. (Recorded at TEDxKakumaCamp on June 9, 2018) When she was only 15, South Sudanese refugee Mercy Akuot was married off against her will, to an elderly man. She escaped the forced union and now advocates for women’s rights and supervises a women and girls empowerment program in the camp. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
 
SHOCKING TO LISTEN TO

32 From ‘devil’s child’ to star ballerina | Michaela DePrince | TEDxAmsterdam 2014 (SIGN LANGUAGE)

28 nov. 2014

www.tedxamsterdam.com Born Mabinty Bangura in 1995, Michaela DePrince had many identities. One of them was “devil’s child” thanks to her vitiligo. Michaela grew up as an orphan in Sierra Leone during the civil war. Her life was difficult from the start, with her father killed by militant rebels and her mother dying of starvation. Frequently malnourished, mistreated and derided, life only got worse when she had to flee to a refugee camp after her orphanage was bombed. In 1999 at the age of four, an American family adopted Michaela. Inspired by a picture she found in Sierra Leone, Michaela began to train in ballet. Her dream was to look as happy as the woman in the picture. It was only after many years of hard work and perseverance that Michaela’s dream came true. She was finally happy. The story of De Prince is one of hard work, suffering, heartache and loss, but it’s also one of achievement, love, joy and daring to dream. Through her story she wants to encourage young people to aspire to a dream. Her message is loud and clear: Make your talent a part of your dream, and dare to make love a part of your life. Never be afraid of living and never be afraid of loving.
 
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33 Corpse In Carpet Prank

28 mrt. 2011

Suspicious looking men in suits drop a dead body rolled into a carpet on a carpet salesman pickup truck. The policeman seems to think that this is exactly what it looks like. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!

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