Students take action to fight modern-day slavery on CNN’s 8th Annual #MyFreedomDay

Since CNN launched #MyFreedomDay in 2017, I’m continually impressed by the bright ideas and bold actions students around the world come up with to fight modern-day slavery.

Leif Coorlim, Executive Editor of the CNN Freedom Project

March 5, 2024

March 14 is CNN’s #MyFreedomDay. Now in its 8th year, the day will see students from more than 100 countries raise awareness of modern-day slavery, focusing on forced child labor and the more than 3 million children made to do jobs most adults would struggle to endure.

Thousands of students from schools from all over the world, from Colombia to Laos, Madagascar and the Maldives, will show their support for victims and their aversion to this form of slavery by hosting on-campus events including assemblies, workshops, mural paintings, film shoots, bake sales and various other fundraising activities for their local anti-trafficking organizations.

Read the full press release here.

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