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Nation 01 Jun 2016 | 10:21 AM

Nur Jazlan: Irresponsible employers affecting foreign worker policies

SUBANG: The Government will not fully lift the freeze on hiring new foreign workers until irresponsible employers change their attitude towards the welfare of their migrant workers.

World 22 Sep 2017 | 9:55 PM

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 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 06 Jul 2016 | 9:44 PM

North Korea sends 'state-sponsored slaves' to Europe - rights group

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to labour as "state-sponsored slaves" in EU nations as Pyongyang seeks to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of money over its nuclear weapons programme, rights campaigners said on Wednesday.

World 15 Oct 2015 | 11:06 PM

Indian capital plans to help trafficking victims with training, jobs

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in the Indian capital plan to set up a programme to help rescued victims of human trafficking through training and work placements, the first part of the country to do so, a government statement said.

World 06 Oct 2015 | 11:00 PM

Indian capital plans to help trafficking victims with training, jobs

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in the Indian capital plan to set up a programme to help rescued victims of human trafficking through training and work placements, the first part of the country to do so, a government statement said.

Thailand 16 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

Modern slaves left in the lurch

BANGKOK: Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed.

World 25 Feb 2016 | 12:14 PM

Indian teenager escapes debt bondage, says employer burned his legs

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Marimuthu, a south Indian teenager, had no idea the debt bondage he was pushed into last year would lead to serious burns on his legs, forcing him to escape his abusive employer and seek hospital treatment.