#MyFreedomDay 2021: Students take a stand against modern-day slavery

Updated 2:08 p.m. ET, March 22, 2021
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4:57 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

'We have a fire inside us that will never cease, constantly fighting to find peace'

At the Finnish School of Kosovo, teachers and students from pre-school through secondary joined together for #MyFreedomDay. Students prepared videos, poems and talks, and highlighted important issues surrounding modern-day slavery.

4:19 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

Taking the pledge and breaking the silence

Student council members at Saint Michael's College of Laguna, Philippines, have taken CNN’s #MyFreedomDay pledge, making a commitment to ending modern-day slavery.

4:05 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

‘We believe everyone should be treated fairly and justly’

More than 100 students from the Z Club in Liceo de San Pedro in Laguna, Philippines, took a stand against modern-day slavery with the #MyFreedomDay pledge.

3:46 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

How the batteries in your phone could be supporting modern-day slavery

Most of the world’s cobalt -- used in phone and laptop batteries -- comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where children as young as seven years old are working in mines for up to 24 hours straight. Learn more about how you can help end modern-day slavery in our supply chains.

3:44 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

Feeling free in Abu Dhabi

These students from the American Community School of Abu Dhabi tell us what makes them feel free.

3:24 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

CNN's Becky Anderson marks #MyFreedomDay with students of the American Community School in Abu Dhabi

3:06 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

This anti-slavery artwork says no to human trafficking and child labor

New York-based non-profit Street Art Mankind (SAM) is raising awareness of child labor and human trafficking through powerful wall murals and street art. SAM launched New York City’s first "Art Walk Against Child Trafficking" with striking murals across the city depicting stories of modern-day slavery survivors.

2:30 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

‘Freedom is hope, freedom is self-determination’

Anamalia, Amylia, Anaise, Aunofo and Pipiena from the Talitha Project, an NGO in Tonga that empowers young girls and women, share their support for #MyFreedomDay.

4:18 a.m. ET, March 16, 2021

Young people across the planet take action against human trafficking and modern slavery

Teens from around the world joined together to take the pledge for #MyFreedomDay. The Youth Against Slavery Movement empowers young people to take a stand against modern-day slavery and work collaboratively on solutions.