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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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Children as Barter in a Famished Land
The New York Times, March 8, 2002

'Chocolate Slaves' Carry Many Scars
Daily Telegraph, April 17, 2001

A Classroom Into A Grave - Parents Say Children Forced To Make Fireworks Before School Blast
ABC News, March 8, 2001

Contemporary Forms of Slavery
U.N. High Commission for Human Rights fact sheet regarding contemporary forms of slavery, including trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, and the sale of children. International measures, U.N. actions, links to resources.

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Pakistan
Report from Human Rights Watch, July 1995

Forced and Bonded Child Labor
Report from the U.S. Dept. of Labor regarding children worldwide in forced labor/debt bondage situations in the domestic, sex, agriculture, and manufacturing industries.

Forced Child Labor Turns Deadly in China's Needy School System
Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2001

Forced Labor in the 21st Century
Report compiled by Anti-Slavery International and the ICFTU regarding the practice of forced and bonded labor in the 21st century worldwide. [PDF]

Girl, 12, Kept Out of School as Servant in Irvine, Police Say
Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2002

Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States
Report from the Human Rights Center (UC Berkley) and Free the Slaves, September 2004. [PDF]

Mental Bonds
Scientific American, March 11, 2002

Owed Justice: Thai Women Trafficked into Debt Bondage in Japan
Report from Human Rights Watch, September 2000.

Report: 10,000 People in U.S. Work in Forced Labor
The Associated Press, September 24, 2004

The Small Hands of Slavery: Bonded Child Labor in India
Report from Human Rights Watch, September 1996.

The Social Psychology of Modern Slavery
Scientific American, April 2002

Study Condemns Child Labor
Sun-Sentinel, April 13, 2002

The Trokosi: Religious Slavery in Ghana
Report from the American Anti-Slavery Group regarding children enslaved in the Trokosi (religious) system in Ghana.

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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Amnesty International
322 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 807-8400
www.amnesty.org

Anti-Slavery International
Thomas Clarkson House
The Stableyard, Broomgrove Road
London SW9 9HL England
Phone: 7501 8920
www.antislavery.org
ASI works to abolish "modern slavery," including bonded and forced labor, child labor and commercial sexual exploitation, immigrant trafficking, forced early marriage, and the chattel system.

BASE
(Backward Society Education)
Tulsipur Bazar South
Tulsipur, Dang, Nepal
Phone: 082 20055
www.base.org.np
Group working for enforcement of anti-bonded-servitude laws in Nepal, and to assist former bonded laborers.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
5042 Wilshire Blvd., #586
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (213) 385-5584
www.castla.org

Counter-Trafficking Service
International Organization for Migration
17 Route des Moullons
C.P. 71 CH-1211
Geneva 19 Switzerland
Phone: 22 717 9111
www.iom.int/en/who/main_service_areas_counter.shtml
Dedicated to assisting trafficked migrants through protection, counseling, free legal and medical services, assisted return and re-integration.

Forced Child Labor Command Center
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20229
Phone: (202) 354-1000
Toll-free: 1-800-BE-ALERT
www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/enforcement/ice/
investigations/forced_labor/child_labor.xml

Federal law prohibits the prohibits the importation of products made using convict, forced, or indentured labor, including forced or indentured child labor. You can help by reporting such illegal imports to the Customs Service.

Free the Slaves
1326 - 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 588-1865
Toll-free: 1-866-423-FREE
www.freetheslaves.net
FTC is a non-profit group dedicated to ending the practice of slavery and debt-bondage through supporting local anti-slavery organizations, increasing public awareness of contemporary slavery, educating consumers about non-slave-labor produced goods, and rehabilitation of former bonded-labor slaves.

International Legal Standards for Child Labor
Human Rights Watch - Children's Rights Division
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Phone: (212) 290-4700
www.hrw.org/children/child-legal.htm
A resource page from Human Rights Watch's Children's Rights Division, contains international laws pertaining to child labor and forced/bonded labor, as well as the ILO's most recent convention report on the worst forms of child labor, and actions against "slavery conditions" in child labor and forced/bonded labor.

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