NFS News Archive March, 2011
San Francisco (March 31, 2011) – Ever wonder about the story behind the products you purchase each day? The highly acclaimed Free2Work mobile app, supported by Juniper Networks, is now also available for Android users in addition to iPhone. Available for free through itunes or through the Android store, this is the first mobile app that provides information specifically on companies’ labor practices, making it convenient and simple for consumers to see how companies and products rate based on forced and child labor policies.
One of the major obstacles that we face in the fight against the trading in human property is that the crime is hidden – more often than not it is hiding in plain sight. By taking part in the Not For Sale Abolitionist Academies you will be given the lenses required to recognize modern-day slavery in its different manifestations and identify it. You will begin the process of shifting the paradigms and unpacking the misconceptions that surround the issue. You will learn why it is paramount that the abolitionist movement must be a united and global movement. By the end of the training, more than anything you should recognize that YOU are part of the movement.
Seoul, South Korea (March 15, 2011) – With a name meaning “all nations” in Korean, it’s only fitting that Seoul’s Onnuri Church joined over 2,000 faith communities in nearly 50 countries to pray for the emancipation of others. The service, held last Sunday, was a part of Freedom Sunday – an international worship event aimed to raise awareness and spur collective action against human trafficking.
At Not For Sale, we are looking for the best and the brightest. If that’s you, then welcome to the movement! We want individuals who are highly adaptable, creative, innovative, driven, and passionate about ending slavery in our lifetime. One of our core mantra’s is “ruthless execution”. We want to end slavery in this lifetime. Therefore, we will only accept individuals who are extremely dedicated, hard working, and passionate.
FREEDOM SUNDAY is HERE
Join the global celebration.
Tomorrow, March 13th, thousands of churches from nearly 50 countries across the globe will come together in a historic act of solidarity and action to end human trafficking.
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As part of this international event, Not For Sale President and co-founder, David Batstone, will be preaching from Seoul, South Korea at Onnuri, one of the largest Christian churches in the world. The broadcast will be streamed to 150 countries, and feature messages from Not For Sale co-founders Mark Wexler and Kique Bazan, celebrating Freedom Sunday with trafficking survivors in Uganda and Peru, respectively.
[Mae Sai, Thailand: March 10, 2011] Not For Sale, the international anti-slavery agency, reports that its operation in the north of Thailand intervened earlier this week in the case of three teenage girls trafficked from China. The girls were destined for the commercial sex industry in Chiang Saen, a resort city in the Golden Triangle region of Thailand. The girls have found refuge in a children’s village that the agency runs in the Golden Triangle.
Attend Not For Sale’s INVESTIGATOR ACADEMY
San Francisco and Globally, Summer 2011
The Abolitionist Academy has filled up for the week of March 14-18. Apply now for Summer Sessions!
Learn to map, document, and investigate cases of modern-day slavery… in your own backyard and across the globe.
This Spring, join Not For Sale staff in San Francisco for the acclaimed Investigator Academy, and learn from today’s leaders in law enforcement and aftercare on the ways YOU can fight modern slavery.
Gulu, Uganda (March 9, 2011): Yesterday they were child soldiers – today they are celebrating freedom. Students at a Jesuit school in Northern Uganda are using prayer to advocate the emancipation of others. On Freedom Sunday these former child soldiers are praying for an end to modern-day slavery. The Not For Sale (NFS) organization, that provides funding for the school, created the annual worship event as a means to spur social action in denominations across the globe.
The CNN Freedom Project
This year CNN will join the fight to end modern-day slavery.
With its unmatched global reach and resources, CNN will shine a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery and amplify the voices of the victims.
Through passionate storytelling, celebrity and charity collaborations, provocative documentaries, live events, content strands across destination shows, distinct online platforms and viewer involvement, The CNN Freedom Project will help educate, motivate and unravel the complicated tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.