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The Freedom Project has a new look

The CNN Freedom Project now has a new look – you can find it here, at cnn.com/freedom.

The fight against child sex trafficking

In 2013, the Freedom Project went to Cambodia with Oscar-winning actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador against Human Trafficking Mira Sorvino. The result was "Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary" – which looked at child sex trafficking in the country. Just this month, it was named "outstanding documentary" by the Alliance for Women […]

The fight against child sex trafficking

In 2013, the Freedom Project went to Cambodia with Oscar-winning actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador against Human Trafficking Mira Sorvino. The result was "Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary" – which looked at child sex trafficking in the country. Just this month, it was named "outstanding documentary" by the Alliance for Women […]

The fight against child sex trafficking

In 2013, the Freedom Project went to Cambodia with Oscar-winning actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador against Human Trafficking Mira Sorvino. The result was "Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary" – which looked at child sex trafficking in the country. Just this month, it was named "outstanding documentary" by the Alliance for Women […]

The Freedom Project so far

Today, tens of millions of people are enslaved worldwide. It’s a global problem, affecting people on every continent, and for the last four years The CNN Freedom Project has been shining a light on modern-day slavery. Here, we look back at the Freedom Project so far, remembering some of the stories we have covered, and […]

Business can break slavery chains

Editor’s Note: Tammy Lee Stanoch is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Carlson. She has more than a decade of executive leadership experience in the airline and travel industry. The opinions expressed are her own. I have an 11-year-old daughter and, as a mother, would risk everything to keep her safe.  So today, I shuddered to […]

Crowd sourcing to fight human trafficking

By Leif Coorlim A van and a set of benches. In the global fight to end human trafficking, they are probably not the first weapons that come to mind. But on the ground in places like Cambodia and India, anti-trafficking advocates say these are tools are at the top of their wish lists. “We have over 350 […]

Q&A with Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains

Food Chains, a documentary that examines the plight of farm laborers in the U.S., releases to the American public on Friday. CNN asked its director, Sanjay Rawal, about the movie and how it came to be made. CNN: How did you come to learn about this issue, and why did you decide a film needed […]

Fight for freedom on U.S. farms documented by Food Chains movie

Do you care about who grows your food – and in what conditions these farm laborers work? A new movie called Food Chains releases in the U.S. on Friday. The documentary, produced by actress Eva Longoria and narrated by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, examines working conditions for laborers harvesting tomatoes in Immokalee, Florida, and grapes […]

ISIS says Islam justifies slavery – what does Islamic law say?

Professor Bernard Freamon teaches courses on modern-day slavery and human trafficking at Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey and also specializes in Islamic Legal History. He is currently writing a book, “Islam, Slavery and Empire in the Indian Ocean World.” The views in this article are his alone. By Professor Bernard Freamon […]