MODEL ALLIANCE TO FIGHT ABUSE

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STORY: MODEL ALLIANCE TO FIGHT ABUSEDATELINE: Feb. 16, 2012LENGTH: 0:00:40LOCATION: New YorkCATEGORY: CULTUREVOSOTFormer Calvin Klein model Sara Ziff has launched a rights group to fend off exploitation and abuse in the fashion industry.The organization, called The Model Alliance, went public just a few days ago and already received a number of calls from young models asking for help.SOUNDBITE: SARA ZIFF, FOUNDER OF THE MODEL ALLIANCE "The vast majority of models start working before they're 16. And obviously there are child labor laws that are just disregarded in our business."Sara Ziff is hoping to improve labor conditions for young models by coming to an agreement with industry leaders on a Models Bill of Rights.
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