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Google.org Joins the Fight to End Modern-Day Slavery with Grant to GoodWeave® USA

Google.org announced a grant to GoodWeave as part of its first-ever dedication of funds to support the global fight against human slavery. In recognition of GoodWeave’s nearly two decades of leadership in the modern abolitionist movement, Google is supporting its market-based model to eliminate child labor from the handmade rug industry.

12/14/2011
GoodWeave Nepal Earns STARS Award

GoodWeave Nepal has captured the coveted 2011 STARS Impact Award for children’s protection in Asia. The highly competitive STARS awards, sponsored by the UK-based STARS Foundation, support local organizations that achieve excellence in the provision of services to disadvantaged children and demonstrate effective management practices.

10/27/2011
GoodWeave Expands Work to End Child Weaving into Afghanistan

After 15 years of combating child servitude in South Asia’s handmade carpet industry, the nonprofit organization GoodWeave is expanding its operations internationally, beginning with Afghanistan. GoodWeave estimates the first child-labor-free certified rugs produced in Afghanistan to be available by early 2012.

10/13/2011
Tenth Annual GoodWeave Rug Raffle Features Carini Lang's "English Floral"

GoodWeave USA has just launched its 10th annual rug raffle. For as little as $25, entrants have a chance to win a luxurious rug, designed and donated by New York-based Carini Lang and certified child-labor-free by GoodWeave. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization’s work to end the exploitation of children in South Asia’s rug industry.

08/30/2011
Five New Rug Companies Earn GoodWeave’s Child-Labor-Free Label

Five more rug companies have joined GoodWeave®, the international nonprofit organization working to end child labor in the rug industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia.

07/21/2011
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