Matthew Friedman's new Penguin book, WHERE WERE YOU?: A PROFILE OF MODERN SLAVERY, has been published and is available worldwide. In this memoir, the Mekong Rotarian explores the early days of meeting modern slavery survivors and recounts true stories of enslavement in Asia. He recalls painful moments that literally changed his life, reflects back on the different approaches to fighting human trafficking over the last 35 years and gives an account of the early beginnings of the fight against modern slavery before the phrase “human trafficking” was adopted. As he reflects on the deeply personal lessons learned, his first and foremost goal for this book is to motivate more people to join him in helping to fight this global crime. Please consider supporting Matthew by sharing his book with your corporate, school and personal LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram accounts.
Watch this short fireside chat (9 minutes) to learn why Ihewrote the book, and please note that the proceeds from this book will go to fighting human trafficking.
Over the last two decades, fighting modern slavery and human trafficking has become a cause célèbre. Yet large numbers of researchers, non-governmental organizations, trade unions, workers, and others who would seem like natural allies in the fight against modern slavery and trafficking are hugely skeptical of these movements. They object to how the problems are framed, and are skeptical of the “new abolitionist” movement. Why?
This book tackles key controversies surrounding the anti-slavery and anti-trafficking movements head on. Champions and skeptics explore the fissures and fault lines that surround efforts to fight modern slavery and human trafficking today. These include: whether efforts to fight modern slavery displace or crowd out support for labor and migrant rights; whether and to what extent efforts to fight modern slavery mask, naturalize, and distract from racial, gendered, and economic inequality; and whether contemporary anti-slavery and anti-trafficking crusaders' use of history are accurate and appropriate.
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You Have the Power to Transform the World MEN! Fight For Me exposes the harsh realities facing vulnerable populations to these criminal enterprises and explores the transformative role of authentic masculinity. Upon reading this book, men will open their eyes to how they knowingly and unknowingly participate in the dehumanization of women and children and how we can stand up to these horrors and transform the world. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ORDER YOUR COPY, CLICK HERE