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Grace Cherian
Destigmatizing mental illness.
Destigmatizing mental illness.

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This is such a fantastic cause you're engaging in. Bullying has become a terrible issue in schools and the internet. Keep up the great work, folks and I shall join you in your compassion of kindness!

Biram Dah Abeid and 19 other anti slavery activists are imprisoned in Mauritania. Their crime? Fighting against slavery. Please help secure their release. Please stand up and fight against slavery in Mauratania.
Send a message to Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, calling on him to release these activists and get serious about tackling modern slavery.

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With 29.8 million people enslaved today, the curse of modern slavery is a significant barrier to the well-being and economic prosperity of the world at large. Victims of modern slavery are often prevented from receiving an education, receive little or no pay and cannot speak or move freely. This is a grave injustice for those experiencing these conditions. Moreover, the world is missing out on the potential of millions of people. 

Unbelievably, ending modern slavery is not a priority in the proposed Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Please change that by visiting the My World 2015 website:

Scroll right down to the bottom of the page to "Suggest a Priority" and type "End Modern Slavery". Once you’ve done that, select six of the existing priorities and follow the prompts to cast your vote.

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If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.

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Criminal cruelty has been exposed at Canada’s largest dairy factory farm. Speak up for mercy to God's creatures.

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Andy Hall is a British campaigner who focuses on the rights of migrant workers. Two years ago he undertook an investigation on behalf of Finnwatch into potential labour abuses at Natural Fruit, part of NatGroup, a Thai company that processes pineapples and supplies retailers around the world.
Instead of addressing the allegations published in Finnwatch’s report, Natural Fruit decided to try and silence Andy with lawsuits. He can now face seven years in prison and $10 million in legal damages for his investigations.
If this case proceeds and Natural Fruit is successful, it would not only be a grave miscarriage of justice for Andy Hall. But it could also set a dangerous precedent for other companies in Thailand that might take a similar approach when allegations are raised of modern slavery in their supply chains. This threatens the work of anti-slavery campaigners but also workers in Thailand who might be too afraid to come forward and report abuse.

Join the call for justice: demand that Natural Fruit drop all charges against Andy Hall and take action to ensure there is no modern slavery or exploitation in their business.

Call for charges to be dropped now:

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Stories of migrant worker abuse in Qatar keep hitting the headlines. Workers from Nepal, India and Sri Lanka who helped build the luxury offices to host the 2022 World Cup organizing committee have been waiting over a year to be paid.

These workers are now trapped in Qatar as the company they were working for collapsed and they have no paperwork to protect them from imprisonment or ensure their basic needs are met. They’re also unable to leave the country without permission from their employer nor do they have the funds they need for travel.

While no expense was spared on the building they worked on -- the multi-million dollar ‘Tower of Football’ -- these workers are trapped in poverty and their families become even more indebted as they await their wages.

This is just a snapshot of the wider exploitation of migrant workers in Qatar, with many more at risk as thousands pour into the country to build the 2022 World Cup infrastructure.

Watch the new film of this scandal at the following link: Thank you.

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A father, Khandhar Kaliph, in Iraq received a phone call from his daughter earlier this week. She said, “I’m going to be sold as a slave this afternoon for $10.” Can you imagine hearing news like this? Khandhar Kaliph has been despairing over the safety of his child ever since but, shockingly, this isn’t an isolated case.

UN officials have reported that as many as 1,500 people fleeing religious persecution in Iraq have been captured and may be at risk of modern slavery.

If you’ve been watching the news unfolding in Iraq, you’ve probably been wondering what you can do. One thing you can do right now is demand justice for Khandhar’s daughter and others like her. 

Call the International Criminal Court to take immediate action and uphold the rights of those at risk of modern slavery in Iraq by going to this link:

Earlier this month, tens of thousands of people belonging to a religious minority group rejected by the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) fled their homes in terror as militants took over their town.

Hundreds of these women have reportedly now been kidnapped and are being held inside a police station in northern Iraq. Without an immediate intervention, they and thousands more like them could be at risk of modern slavery.

Demand an urgent investigation and trial of those suspected of enslaving Iraqis by going to the following link: Thank you.

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There are almost 64.5 million domestic workers around the world, of which over 15% are children. Domestic workers in slavery are almost certainly in your country and could be on your street. These workers are perhaps the world’s most vulnerable employees. Domestic work is an important source of employment, but the people behind these numbers are too often invisible behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation. This invisibility allows for the worst types of abuse -- often amounting to modern slavery.

Why do these workers who take care of our children, prepare meals and take care of our homes continue to be treated so cruelly?

In most countries around the world, domestic workers cannot count on many of the basic legal protections and benefits other workers receive. Their abusers are safe behind closed doors while domestic workers have nowhere to turn to for help.

If all domestic workers worked in one country, this country would be the tenth largest employer worldwide. 

Ending domestic slavery won’t be easy, but we know what the first step is. It’s time for every country to adopt the new, game-changing international law that puts domestic workers on a level playing field with other workers.

For this new law (called Convention 189) to have an impact on the everyday suffering of domestic workers, EVERY country must adopt it. And the only way this will happen is with your support.

Call on your government to take a stand against domestic slavery right now and speak up for these vulnerable people who have no voice. Go to: Thank you.

Poor migrant workers in Qatar endure squalid, overcrowded accommodation to bring us the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Brutally long days working in the blistering heat. Regular abuses of rights such as having passports withheld or being lied to about the nature of promised work.
This is the everyday reality for migrant workers in Qatar. Recent reports show that workers from Nepal and India are dying in record numbers on Qatari construction sites since the country won its World Cup bid.
FIFA, I urge you to put a stop to these UNACCEPTABLE, INHUMANE conditions for these poor migrant workers.
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