Faces of Freedom: Visions of Hope for Child Laborers

Faces of Freedom Photos Displayed at UN Exhibit in Geneva

September 1 - 27, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland

The UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery (Trust Fund) chose photos from GoodWeave’s Faces of Freedom series to be displayed at the UN Headquarters in Geneva as part of an exhibition to mark its 20th anniversary.

Displayed during the 18th session of the Human Rights Council, the exhibit aimed to increase awareness of modern slavery -- including their root causes and consequences -- and of the work of the Trust Fund.

Faces of Freedom takes viewers behind the scenes of South Asia's carpet factories and inside the lives of the children in weaving communities assisted by GoodWeave. Click here to view the exhibition online.

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    About the Photographer

    U. Roberto Romano

    U. Roberto Romano

    Award-winning human rights educator, filmmaker and photographer U. Roberto Romano began his activism on the issue of child labor in 1995…

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    About GoodWeave

    GoodWeave works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. The GoodWeave label is your best assurance that no illegal child labor was used in the making of a carpet or rug. Since GoodWeave's founding, the number of South Asian children trapped in illegal and exploitative carpet-making work has dropped from 1 million to 250,000. Now more children are going to school and living with hope for the future.

    About UNICEF

    For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading international children's organization, working in over 150 countries to address the ongoing problems that contribute to child mortality. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection and emergency response saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival.

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