As you read this page, 5.5 million children around the world are losing their childhood to slavery. They are being beaten, abused and raped. They are forced to work in brothels, mines, brick kilns, fishing boats, and hotels. They work behind closed doors as domestic laborers. Many become soldiers, brides, and drug dealers. Child slavery is at an all-time high. Every day, children as young as five are sold on the black market at prices lower than cattle. Once in the hands of their masters, they are forced to work for up to 20 hours per day. Girls are particularly at risk, as they are the most vulnerable to sexual exploitation, one of the most lucrative forms of slavery.
17 Nov 2014Thomson Reuters
#Choosetosee, a new strategic initiative to fight child slavery by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, is part of End Child Slavery Week, an international campaign led by 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who has helped rescue more than 80,000 children from slavery at brick kilns, quarries, factories, sweatshops and farms. To find out what you can do to help, visit choosetosee.org.
In 2011, Thomson Reuters Foundation correspondent Nita Bhalla went to Mannar in northern Sri Lanka and met a group of women who had taken on the unusual and rather frightening job of removing landmines. Three years later, she returned, with a camera, to document the work of these women, who are survivors of an almost three-decade-long war.
29 Oct 2014Thomson Reuters
It is estimated that over one million landmines were laid in the Indian Ocean island’s north and east during the conflict which pitted separatist Tamil Tiger fighters against government forces. When the war ended in May 2009, around 2,000 square km of land was contaminated with landmines and unexploded ordnance. Now only 80 square km is left – making it one of the big post-war successes of Sri Lanka.
While most of the de-mining is done by the army, aid groups such as the Mines Advisory Group hire women, as well as men to the job, after providing training and competitive payments for their work. They attend a camp for three weeks learning about the types of explosives and landmines they are likely to encounter, plus skills and techniques to search and mark landmines.
Dan Solak, Global Head of Elektron Feeds, talks about the upcoming innovation in market data technology event in London on 21st October. Dan discusses why the theme of the event is so important today, what Thomson Reuters is looking to do to help customers and innovate, and why you should attend the event. Dan will be speaking at the event, and part of a panel that includes Piers Linney (co-CEO Outsourcery and Dragon’s Den investor), Peter Sharp (Global Head of Market Data Operations, Credit Suisse) and moderated by Paul Rowady (Principal and Director of Data and Analytics Research, TABB Group).
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15 Oct 2014Thomson Reuters
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With the next Trust Women Conference just around the corner, we bring you a special selection of videos from key speakers and participants sharing insights into the work they are doing to put the rule of law behind women’s rights. Nick Grono, the CEO of the Freedom Fund, discusses the consequences of human trafficking.
“I don’t want to go to space. I just want to find my daughter.” Ten years ago Steven came to Britain seeking asylum. He was refused and told to return to his country. But he can’t because that country doesn’t recognise him. With no nationality, he has no rights to the basics most people take for granted such as healthcare, education and employment. He cannot travel, open a bank account, get a driving licence or even get married.