News Round-up — March 3, 2014

Last week, the media highlighted human trafficking and ATEST members’ efforts to combat it both in the United States and overseas. On March 2, 2014, the film 12 Years a Slave, a groundbreaking movie that dives into historical slavery in the United States and opens a wider conversation into modern slavery, won best picture at the Oscars. Director, Polaris Project Ambassador Steve McQueen, shared his insight in a guest blog for the United Nations.

News Stories

Child bonded labourers rescued near Ennore, The Hindu (Mar. 2, 2014)

For Florida tomato workers, extra penny per pound pledged from retailers adds up, Highlands Today (Feb. 26, 2014)

Red Light Area or Living Hell? by R Guhambika, The New Indian Express (Feb. 25, 2014)

Noem hosts Justice Against Slavery Summit in Sioux Falls by Jack Taylor, KELO Newstalk (Feb. 24, 2014)

Featured: Director Steve McQueen Speaks Out at UN

Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave, connects historical slavery in the United States to the millions who are held in slavery and trafficking around the world today in his guest blog post for the United Nations: Director Steve McQueen to Speak Out at the United Nations on Slavery by Steve McQueen, United Nations Blog (Feb. 21, 2014)



The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

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