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Workers flood a Vietnamese-flagged boat caught operating illegally off West Kalimantan, Indonesia on May 4, 2019 in order to sink it. AP Photos/William Pasaribu

When fishing boats go dark at sea, they’re often committing crimes – we mapped where it happens

Understanding when, where and why fishing vessels sometimes turn off their transponders is a key step toward curbing illegal fishing and other crimes on the high seas.
Ugandans watch the start of the International Criminal Court trial of former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen. Isaac Kasamani/AFP via Getty Images

Slavery and war are tightly connected – but we had no idea just how much until we crunched the data

Armed conflicts today involve slavery in many different forms, from forced marriage to child soldiers.
Protests around the world aim to end human trafficking. Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty Images

Schools join the fight against human trafficking

As schools across the US begin to teach students and staff how to prevent human trafficking, a scholar explains five key elements of anti-trafficking education.
A billboard in Mounds View, Minnesota, put up by the nonprofit National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Sex trafficking isn’t what you think: 4 myths debunked – and 1 real-world way to prevent sexual exploitation

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.

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