NFS News Archive June, 2011

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NFS Romania

More than 40 Survivors!

More than 40 Rescued from Modern-day Slavery!

In just the first six months of 2011, Not For Sale Romania has provided safe haven and essential services to more than 40 survivors of human trafficking.

Some of these young men & women (15 to 25 years old) were trafficked from Romania, but others came from countries as distant as Tunisia, Afghanistan, Bolivia and Cameroon. Their destination was Western Europe.

Global Forum on Human Trafficking 2011

Early Registration Rates Now Available!

The 2011 Global Forum on Human Trafficking will be a gathering of the Abolitionist movement like you’ve never seen before.

Register by June 24th to save $70.00 off full-ticket price.



Second Annual Free2Play Night at AT&T Park

San Francisco, CA (June 21, 2011): Tonight the San Francisco Giants, in partnership with Catholic Healthcare West, will be hosting their second annual Free2Play Night at AT&T Park to support the locally-based anti-human trafficking non-profit, Not For Sale. A special home plate ceremony before the game will feature an introduction from Not For Sale co-founder and president, David Batstone, and will be followed by a short message from Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt about Team Free2Play.

Free2Work Chocolate Ratings

Take Action in Observance of World Day Against Child Labor!

June 12th is World Day against Child Labor

and the International Labor Organization (ILO) has declared “hazardous child labor” as this year’s theme.

The ILO has reported that an estimated 115 million children around the world are engaged in strenuous work, depriving them of an education, health, and basic rights. More than half of these boys and girls are exposed to hazardous work environments, and are vulnerable to the worst forms of exploitation such as slavery, forced prostitution, drug trafficking, and involvement in armed conflict. This day is intended to highlight these issues and help expand the growing worldwide movement against child labor.

Community Abolitionist Network

Become an Abolitionist Leader in Your Community!

Do you want to be a leader in the movement to end slavery?

Are you ready to organize your community to stop human trafficking?

Do you want to be a catalyst for change?


OECD to Finalize Policy on Conflict Minerals

May 31, 2011: Last week, political leaders met in Paris to finalize a plan to limit the use of conflict minerals, as well as address separate guidelines on corporate responsibility for multinational enterprises. The sale of conflict minerals, such as diamonds and gold, as well as those commonly used in the production of electronics, including tin ore, tungsten, casserite, and coltan, continues to finance the war between the Congolese National Army and various armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the past 14 years, atrocious crimes have been committed resulting in the deaths of an estimated six million people.


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