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UK businesses slow to tackle slavery under landmark law

LONDON: Businesses in Britain are failing to tackle modern slavery in their supply chains, with many slow to take action under a landmark law, a survey of company managers showed on Monday.

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Philippines urges tougher global action on cybersex child trafficking

MANILA: The Philippines’ fight to end cybersex trafficking needs other countries to get tougher with sexual predators who pay to watch children being abused over webcams, a Filipina senator said.

World

Uzbekistan pulls students, teachers, nurses from cotton fields - sources

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan has abruptly recalled thousands of school children, college students and healthcare workers from cotton fields, halting a practice condemned abroad as forced labour, government officials and other sources told Reuters on Friday.

World

Global leaders commit to eradicating modern slavery

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global business tycoons and politicians from 48 countries committed to ending human trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery on Friday at a landmark gathering of high-profile leaders in the Australian city of Perth.

World

Sex robots: perverted or practical in fight against sex trafficking?

BARCELONA: In the hilly outskirts of sunny Barcelona, Spanish scientist Sergi Santos looks proudly over what appears to be five busty women in tiny shorts and tank tops perched around his living room.

World

From DNA to laws to data, five key tools to combat trafficking in 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With the power of technology and legal clout, many experts agree that 2017 could be the tipping point in the global battle against human trafficking and modern slavery.

World

Religious leaders urge Australia to ramp up fight against modern slavery

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of prominent religious leaders urged Australia on Thursday to introduce laws to ensure forced labour is not used to produce goods sold in the country, saying ending slavery needed to be a national priority.

TECH

Is your T-shirt clean of slavery? Science may soon be able to tell

Shoppers lured by a bargain-priced T-shirt but concerned about whether the item is free of slave labour could soon have the answer – from DNA forensic technology.

World

Ethiopian women face new threat of human trafficking as economic gains slow to trickle down

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat - human trafficking, according to veteran women's rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre.

Community

Third edition of race against human trafficking this weekend

WHEN the 24 Hour Race was first established in Malaysia in 2014, to raise awareness on human trafficking, the total number of participants was 150 students.