The prospect of China using forced labour to supply foreign companies highlights the importance of modern slavery laws.
Sex trafficking is the most common form of human trafficking. Globally, an estimated 4.8 million people are forced into sexual exploitation.
While there's still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry's victims and perpetrators.
An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
While some may not believe slavery and human trafficking happen in Australia, the unpalatable truth is that they do. Here are four examples of what they can look like.
Many trafficked victims are female. But what happens when the perpetrator is also female, and was once a victim herself?
Governments should heed the expertise of the grassroots nonprofits that witness this scourge firsthand.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft's criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the U.S., across the globe or just in certain industries.
Most hand car wash workers are subject to some form of labour exploitation, says new report
Human trafficking victims can be hidden in plain sight, as one hospital found. That can lead health professionals and the public to miss clues to their plight. But education can change that.
As in the Mediterranean, travel through the Sahara is difficult and unnecessarily dangerous by increased checks and control.
Displacing the EU’s border as far as possible from Europe: is this really a solution to mitigate the flow of migrants?
The number of piracy attacks has certainly declined. But the risk of being attacked at sea remains.
Slavery is a local issue – and stopping it requires a local approach.
The Crossing tells the story of a girl who had been trafficked using the 'lover boy' technique.
The way we talk about this problem is working against us.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans live in China. Their lives are often no better than they were at home.
Lucrative cannabis plantations have been a magnet for illegal migrants.
July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. How can computer scientists help combat this problem?