Children are not routinely being snatched from pizza parlors and sold into sexual slavery. Sex trafficking more often looks like ‘vulnerable people struggling to survive’ through sex.
Nigeria must address illegal fishing, which depletes the country’s fish stocks, undermines livelihoods and pushes people into poverty.
Child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking are serious problems. Misinformation is harming efforts to combat them.
Supply chain transparency is important, but countries like Australia also must do more to support the justice process, such as securing compensation for fishermen and putting traffickers in jail.
When illegal fishing is misrepresented, it leads to poor investments and misguided policies that don’t help the actual problem.
In north India, there is a particular history of purchasing brides from other states. We tell just some of their stories here.
The militarisation of borders and securitisation of migration have always failed to stop irregular migration.
There are no criminal provisions around slavery in 49% of world nations, groundbreaking new legal research finds.
Police should take a wider view to join the dots that link the networks behind slavery and drugs.
Airbnb now has 7m listings in more than 100,000 cities, making it larger than the eight biggest hotel groups combined.
The 39 migrants who froze to death in a lorry crossing the channel join hundreds more who have died trying to get into Europe over land.
After the death of 39 people in a container found on the back of a lorry in Essex, England, there are indications of exploitation on the rise.
Between 1% and 9% of sex offenders are female. Many are ‘co-offenders,’ recruiting and manipulating victims for others.
Jeffrey Epstein may be the current face of sex trafficking, but buying and selling youth for sex is a common practice in the US.
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?