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Mar 2017

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From Congo to Cell Store: Transparency is Key in Combating Human Trafficking

  By Catie Fowler, Projects Manager and Elise Mann, Research Assistant On February 23rd, President Donald Trump vowed to bring the “full force and weight” of the US government against the “epidemic” that is human trafficking.   However, a recently proposed Executive Order would have a significant negative impact on ...

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Jan 2017

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Obsession with Smartphones Perpetuates Dangerous Labor Practices in the Congo

  By Elise Mann, Research Assistant Are you reading this article on your laptop, mobile phone or tablet? If so, you are using cobalt, a naturally occurring mineral central to the issues of forced labor and dangerous labor practices. Cobalt is the most expensive raw material used in the lithium-ion batteries powering your ...

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Feb 2016

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Spotlight: Child Marriage in Yemen

by Katie Smedema, Research Assistant “… I learned that marriages to little girls are not unusual in the countryside, so for these people, I didn’t seem like an exception.  There is even a tribal proverb [in Yemen] that says, ‘To guarantee a happy marriage, marry a nine-year-old girl.’” -Nujood Ali, I am Nujood, Age 10 ...

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Jan 2016

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Supply Chain Transparency: Responses from Above and Below

  by Jeanne Crump, Research Projects Manager With recent news about shrimp peeled in Thailand using forced labor and then being sold in American retailers like Whole Foods and Walmart, issues with ethical labor in supply chains have been at the forefront of public discussions.  There are the usual calls for boycotts and ...

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Jul 2015

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Thousands of Senegalese Children Sent to Qu’ranic School, Forced to Beg Instead

  By Rachel Borrell, guest blogger In March 2013 a fire engulfed a Qu’ranic school (or daara) in the Dakar neighbourhood of Medina, killing eight young students – otherwise known as talibés. Their teacher and guardian was absent, apparently having returned to his house due to the unsanitary and uninhabitable conditions in ...

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Feb 2015

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More Than a Signature: Addressing the Ineffectiveness of International Law Curbing Child Trafficking in Haiti

  By Lauren Jekowsky, HTC Associate From ruthless military dictators to natural disasters and cholera outbreaks, the people of Haiti have historically been socially and economically crippled, resulting in its current standing as the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Because of Haiti’s dilapidated infrastructure, ...

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Nov 2014

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“Gem Hunt” Ignores Human Trafficking for TV Ratings

  by Holly Redmond, HTC associate From a human rights perspective, there are many concerns and controversial subjects covered in the Travel Channel’s show “Gem Hunt.” This show follows the exploits of Ron LeBlanc, Diane Robinson and Bernie Gaboury, experts in the fields of gemology and precious stone acquisition. These ...

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