April 13th, 2011
04:19 PM ET

Tools used by modern-day abolitionists

What are some of the tools used by modern-day abolitionists? CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talked to Not for Sale president and co-founder David Batstone about technology that is helping the fight against slavery. FULL POST

Topics: Solutions
April 13th, 2011
09:25 AM ET

An app to help end slavery

Not only are apps making our lives a lot more convenient, now they can help us be better humanitarians.

Demand the Brand is an app that allows you to take a picture of a product, place a "SlaveFREE" logo on it, and post it to an interactive map where users ask whether products they consume are produced by slaves. The purpose of the app is for consumers to demand that the brands they use are not produced by slave labor.

The app was launched alongside Call+Response, a documentary directed by musician Justin Dillon that exposes modern-day slavery across the world. It features political leaders, actors and musicians in the film speaking up about anti-slavery efforts.

“I realized that people don’t just want to be aware. They really want to have things to do, and that’s what Call+Response is about,” Dillon said. FULL POST

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