With global efforts mounting to combat modern slavery and human trafficking, activists say the world must sharpen its focus in 2019 to meet a United Nations goal of ending the ills by 2030.
Plans are underway to get ahead of human traffickers in one of Brazil’s poorest states.
Apple will employ trafficking survivors to work in its retails stores.
Shoppers in Bengaluru may have gotten more than they bargained for on Labour Day.
Rapper Kanye West’s remarks about slavery being a choice were criticised yesterday by campaigners as disrespectful to victims and damaging to global efforts to eradicate the crime.
Hong Kong should introduce a law that will stamp out human trafficking.
A $23 million venture fund aiming to tackle the threat of forced labour in big businesses with the help of tech startups was launched on Tuesday, backed by brands from Disney to Walmart.
A woman is strewn on a dirty mattress wrapped in a dishevelled leopard print dress.
At least 13,000 people in the country in forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude in Modern Slavery.
The average modern-day slave is sold for $90-100 compared to the equivalent of $40,000 some 200 years ago.
Businesses striving to stamp out slavery should not dismiss struggling suppliers but train them.
From making clothes and furniture in India to cooking, catering and even coding in the United States, such work opportunities are helping former slaves to rebuild their lives.
From nannies to cleaners, Asia-Pacific has one of the largest shares of the world’s 67 million domestic workers.
Large numbers of Vietnamese are trafficked abroad every year, risking enslavement in nail bars, cannabis farms, domestic servitude or prostitution.
Sister Vanaja Jasphine says she has identified more than 200 women who have been trafficked from Cameroon.