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?
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?