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Freedom of Design: How Free-D is using 3D printing to empower women

March 08, 2019 / Laura Griffiths

One UK organization is helping disadvantaged women in India to gain high-value digital careers in the jewelry industry. Deputy Group Editor, Laura Griffiths, speaks to the founders about how they're using 3D printing to break the cycle.
According to the latest statistics from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), for every 1,000 people in the world, there are 5.4 people living in modern slavery. Over 70% are women. But knowledge is power and London-based organization, Free-D wants to use 3D technologies to empower women from at-risk backgrounds by giving them the opportunity to gain sought-after skills which lead to secure, high-value employment.