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?
From Syria's civil war to women being traded as slaves on WhatsApp, this Global series brings together the past year's most-read conflict reporting, written by the world's top experts.
New research offers a picture of what it's like to work in Australia illegally. Many workers are exploited, some come knowing they have no work rights, others may be unaware they're working illegally.
Migrants crossing Libya to reach Europe increasingly face violence and human traffickers.
Any proposed solution to the problem of modern slavery must engage with the business community and government policies on migration and migrant labour.
While the UK argues over 'hard' or 'soft' Brexit, thousands of trafficked people continue to live in slavery.
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.