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August 05, 2021 Laura T. Murphy Story

In Search of Freedomville

In a tiny speck of a village in Uttar Pradesh, India, a community of rock quarry miners have given their cluster of thatched roofed houses the name Azad Nagar. Freedomville. The miners named their village in 2000, only a few months after they staged a slave revolt that overthrew the profit-driven landowners who had held their families in slavery in rock quarries for generations. If you search for Azad Nagar on a map, you won’t find it. To everyone else, it’s called Sonbarsa. Located in the poorest province in one of the poorest countries in the world, Sonbarsa is a barren, rocky, plot of land in the middle of one of the most densely populated states in the world.

November 15, 2019 Celia Williamson Story

"A Seat at the Table"

Dr. Celia Williamson's book is an inspiring blueprint for any modern-day abolitionist. It is the true story of an African American girl born in a poor neighborhood in Toledo, OH who grew up to become an internationally renowned academic and anti-trafficking activist.

December 01, 2018 End Slavery Now Story

You Can’t Get AIDS From A Hug: Why We Honor World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Today is the day we honor those who have passed on from HIV/AIDS, support those who are living with it, and renew our commitment to finding a cure or vaccine in our lifetimes. It is also a good day to remember that those most vulnerable to modern day enslavement are also at risk for HIV infection.

January 04, 2016 Story

Ravi Shanker Kumar

More than 300,000 children are estimated to be trapped in India’s carpet industry.

December 28, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Top News Stories in 2015

Here's a brief recap of the most talked about stories, investigations and developments in the anti-trafficking field.

December 07, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Restavek Freedom in Haiti - Kathie

A common practice in Haiti that forces children to work as domestic servants.

November 22, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Restavek Freedom in Haiti - Rose

“In 2010, you know the earthquake [happened]. And my mom was dead."

November 09, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Forced Labor in Fishing Boats

“I was born into poverty. I tried to study and go to school. After that, I tried to receive work and earn an income. So, I applied to a Thai company. I didn’t know I was going to be trafficked."

November 05, 2015 Story

Rupa's Story - Rescued from a Brothel

Finishing out our series with Nicole Robyn of Polished Pearl is the story of her first encounter with modern-day slavery.