While the UK argues over 'hard' or 'soft' Brexit, thousands of trafficked people continue to live in slavery.
Nigerian former sex worker “Beauty” at a social support centre for trafficked girls near Catania in Italy.
Nigerian women migrating to Europe are increasingly aware that work hidden in the form of menial jobs is actually sex work, even though they cannot imagine the brutality that comes with it.
A geographical map depicting hotbeds of dark web activity related to illegal products. Larger circles indicate more activity.
The deep and dark web can be a scary place, but modern open-source technologies funded by the Defense Department can help explore it.
Lives of extreme poverty make Indonesian women and children easy prey for human traffickers.
Human trafficking is a growing problem in Indonesia and, despite support from regional neighbours, the country isn't making much progress.
Workers process tuna at the Thon des Mascareignes factory in Port Louis, Mauritius.
Slavery, indenture and industrialisation have all contributed to Mauritius' multiculturalism - and to its deep social tensions.
Tunde Jaji with his old teacher and the mayor of Bournemouth.
Ten years ago as a BBC special correspondent Kurt Barling broke the story of a teenager who had been abused as a domestic servant. Now he reports on what happened next.
These Yazidi sisters managed to escape captivity by Islamic State. Thousands more were not so lucky.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
Just a little under ten years ago, many situations of temporary migrant labour exploitation would have been framed as issues of labour trafficking.
The primary focus in tackling temporary migrant labour exploitation is workplace breaches. But should it be?
Billions of dollars are lost yearly to illegal fishing, with West Africa being one of the worst-affected regions.
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Crime on the ocean is not only about illegal fishing – it ranges from drug smuggling to human trafficking and modern-day slavery as well.
You don’t necessarily need to be chained up to be a slave.
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Why don't modern victims and criminals regard themselves as slaves and slavers?
Nepalese girls demolish their earthquake-damaged house.
The destruction wrought by two earthquakes in Nepal opened up a major opportunity for child traffickers.
South Africa is taking a tough stance against the practice of abducting and forcing young girls into marriage that’s still rife in some parts of the country.
The reasons for the phenomenon of child marriage are complex and include the fact that in customary law, marriageable age was never reckoned as an actual number but depended on puberty.
A Rohingya camp outside Sittwe, Rakhine state, Burma.
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As Myanmar nears a historic election, a long-embattled minority is still struggling to escape lethal violence and trafficking.
Refugees arrive in Germany.
Today's refugee crisis is not just about the movement of people. It is also about the human immobility that is baked into contemporary laws and politics. What, then, of the code of hospitality?
Due to the lack of reliable statistics surrounding human trafficking, there is no real scope of how large the problem really is, making it more difficult to police.
Human trafficking is a major source of misery around the world. The absence of reliable statistics to determine its enormity has led to inflated guesstimates that harm efforts to combat the scourge.
The case of Baby Gammy made the Australian public confront the often-disturbing reality of the international commercial surrogacy industry.
This year the international spotlight turned with full-force on cross-border commercial surrogacy. The reality of children being born this way and the potentially devastating consequences of babies being…
It’s not what you think.
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Theresa May’s much vaunted Modern Slavery Bill is designed to stamp out what she describes as a “disgusting trade in human beings”, and a new report on trafficking from the National Crime Agency (NCA…
A vigil to mark anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse.
When Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January this year, she called on business leaders and industry captains to change the dialogue from “what…
Avast there: a US Navy search and seizure team chasing suspected Somali pirates.
Maritime security is fundamental to economic development all over the world, from local to regional up to international levels. The sea-based trading system, developed mostly by states with maritime borders…
‘Susan’, a trafficked sex worker - one of a minority, research has suggested.
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The moral panic on the supposed prevalence of trafficking in the global sex industry rests on a lie: that the majority of sex workers are trafficked. In fact, the opposite is true. However, on the basis…