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Flashbacks on Triangle Fires and Rana Plaza

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"Triangle Returns" video from Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights    

No one who has taken a course in Women's History is unfamiliar with the with 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. During the turn of the last century, many immigrant women considered themselves fortunate to work in one of over 450 textile factories in Manhattan. It took the Triangle Factory Fire, however, to focus the nation's attention upon garment workers' unsafe workplace conditions.

Lack of Enforcement Fuels Trafficking

"Combatting human trafficking is important; reporting and talking openly about it is one measure of our precious American freedom: demonstrating the right to promote the sanctity of human lives. If we forget or lack the courage to do this, we are in effect, militating against our collective freedoms."

Cross-posted article  from Radio Free Asia

Lack of Enforcement Fuels Trafficking

2011-06-27  by Joshua Lipes

Governments must do more to implement anti-trafficking laws, according to a new U.S. report on human trafficking.