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Posts tagged: slavery

The Justice Generation as coined by Gary Haugan of International Justice Mission

Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Gary Haugan of International Justice Mission (IJM) speak. IJM, is a global human rights organization that works to end trafficking and violence against the poor. Wow, what a moving event!  In my travels and work with fair trade cooperatives, I have had the...

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The Connection Between Fashion, Worker Exploitation and Environmental Pollution

It has been a year since the tragic Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Thousands of people were injured and many lost their lives all for the sake of cheap “fast fashion”.   We know that there is no quick and easy answer to the problem of worker exploitation...

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That's Right - Rugs and the Nobel Peace Prize have Something in Common

What do hand woven rugs and the Nobel Peace Prize have in common? Answer: Kailash Satyarthi.   You see, in 2014 Kailash won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end child slavery and the promotion of education. He is the founder of GoodWeave International, formerly Rugmark, which is...

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