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World 25 Aug 2017 | 2:49 PM

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 20 Jul 2017 | 6:51 AM

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 30 Dec 2016 | 8:03 AM

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 02 Dec 2016 | 4:25 AM

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.

World 24 Nov 2016 | 8:13 AM

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.

World 14 Nov 2016 | 8:27 AM

New U.N. role needed to fight human trafficking in conflict - experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People displaced by war across the world are at heightened risk of human trafficking due to gaps in the United Nations' response, campaigners said on Monday, calling for the creation of a new U.N. office to fight modern slavery.

World 19 Oct 2016 | 11:04 PM

Mauritania stifling jailed anti-slavery activists - U.N. experts

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.N. human rights officials accused the Mauritanian government on Wednesday of stifling anti-slavery campaigners jailed for up to 15 years for their alleged role in protests against forced eviction in the capital.

World 30 Sep 2016 | 9:17 PM

Mauritania intensifies crackdown on anti-slavery activists, says campaigner

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mauritanian anti-slavery activists jailed last month have been tortured in detention and transferred to a remote desert location in an "intensification of repression" by the state, a leading campaigner said.

World 26 Aug 2016 | 11:46 PM

India's deadly floods raise risk of women, children being sold into slavery

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and children in India's flood-hit eastern region are at risk of being preyed upon by human traffickers and sold into slavery in middle class homes, restaurants and shops, and even brothels, aid workers warned on Friday.

World 11 Aug 2016 | 7:27 AM

High risk of modern slavery in nearly 60 percent of countries, global index finds

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 60 percent of countries are at high risk of using slave labour in their supply chains, according to a new global index launched on Thursday, which also ranked North Korea as having the worst record of slave labour in the world.