Despite being widely hailed as a turning point in the global fight to end modern slavery, a new estimate of the number of people living as slaves worldwide could in fact complicate efforts to tackle the crime, several academics have warned. About 40 million people … [Read more...] about Could new slavery numbers complicate efforts to end the global crime?
The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewingtheir call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in itsfishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catchseafood that can end up in the United States. The StateDepartment, the U.S. seafood … [Read more...] about US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets
Up to 27 million people are living in slavery around the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton estimated as the US unveiled its annual report into human trafficking. File picture shows visitors to the … [Read more...] about Up to 27 million people living in slavery: US
VietNamNet Bridge – Duong was 18 and looking forward to seeing a new place and meeting new people when she set out with her aunt Mai and Mai's boyfriend Lap to see his parents in Vinh Phuc Province. Duong, a former victim of human-trafficking, now runs her own hair … [Read more...] about Slavery victims face rocky road to recovery
LONDON - An estimated 30 million people worldwide are living in modern-day slavery, according to the inaugural Global Slavery Index published on Thursday. The index, compiled by the Walk Free Foundation, said that the problem was most prevalent in the west African nation of … [Read more...] about New Global Slavery Index estimates 30 million affected