Australia’s Senate has voted to prohibit the import of goods made using forced labour. But without government support it won’t become law.
Child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking are serious problems. Misinformation is harming efforts to combat them.
A sweatshop in Dakar, Bangladesh, where underaged workers make steel consumer goods in hazardous and dangerous circumstances, October 20 2020.
121 companies in Australia have delivered their first reports required by the Modern Slavery Act.
Slavery and slavery-like practices exist in Australia, in the form of forced marriages, sexual exploitation and forced labour.
There are no criminal provisions around slavery in 49% of world nations, groundbreaking new legal research finds.
Without a trace.
Airbnb now has 7m listings in more than 100,000 cities, making it larger than the eight biggest hotel groups combined.
Slavery is not so far removed. Anderson and Minerva Edwards met in the 1860s as enslaved laborers in Texas, had 16 children and lived into their 90s in a cabin a few miles from the plantations they once worked. They are photographed here in 1937.
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Old injustices don’t simply disappear with time – they tear a nation apart.
Target, Cotton On, Jeanswest, Dangerfield, IKEA and H&M are among the brands in Australia sourcing cotton from Xinjiang.
The prospect of China using forced labour to supply foreign companies highlights the importance of modern slavery laws.
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When it comes to tackling unacceptable forms of work, lessons can be learned from the global South.
Anti-apartheid cleric Trevor Huddleston, centre, with South African liberation struggle icons Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela in 1991.
Bishop Huddleston’s criticism of Enoch Powell’s incendiary “Rivers of blood” speech was both a history lesson and a call to action against racism.
South Koreans protest against China’s treatment of northern defectors.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans live in China. Their lives are often no better than they were at home.
A woman who was trafficked for prostitution finds refuge at a safe house in the UK.
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And what businesses can do to support them.
Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.
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.
Over half of Australia’s imported goods come from the Asia Pacific, which has 78 million child labourers, including these three in a Bangladesh balloon factory.
The fragmentation of global production has dramatically increased the length and complexity of supply chains. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates that more than…
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…
And when you’ve finished those there’s the toilet to clean.
Launched amid a considerable level of political hype we finally have the chance to read the new Modern Slavery Bill – promised by the home secretary, Teresa May, in a column in The Sunday Times back in…
The introduction of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Act carries…