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Ending modern-day slavery

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Since 2011 CNN has been shining a light on modern-day slavery.

Traveling the world to unravel the tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.

Amplifying the voices of survivors.

Holding governments and businesses accountable.

Slavery is not a thing of the past.


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How you can help

Anyone can make a difference

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