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World 17 Oct 2013 | 7:20 AM

Nearly 30 million people in slavery - index

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 30 million people are living in slavery across the globe, many of them men, women and children trafficked by gangs for sex work and unskilled labour, according to a global slavery index released on Thursday.

World 17 Oct 2013 | 7:20 AM

Thirty million people are slaves, half in India - survey

LONDON, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 30 million people are enslaved worldwide, trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or even born into servitude, a global index on modern slavery showed on Thursday.

World 17 Oct 2013 | 7:21 AM

Factbox - Ten countries where slavery is most prevalent

Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 30 million people worldwide are victims of sex trafficking, debt bondage, forced labour and other forms of modern slavery, a global index on slavery showed on Thursday.

World 01 Nov 2013 | 2:25 AM

Mauritania must wipe out persistent slavery, UN watchdog says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Slavery is still being practised in Mauritania, even though the West African country made it a crime against humanity last year, a U.N. human rights watchdog said on Thursday.

World 30 May 2014 | 12:35 AM

Niger jails man for four years in first slavery case

NIAMEY (Reuters) - A court in the West African state of Niger has sentenced a man to four years in jail in the country's first prosecution for slavery, a magistrate said on Thursday.

World 16 Jun 2014 | 7:50 PM

Pope, Anglican leader join forces against human trafficking

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury committed their Churches on Monday to work more closely together to fight "the grave evil" of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Economy 05 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Making profit from others' misery

YEAR after year for the past six decades, there have been regular reports of garment workers in Third World sweatshops, enduring poor pay, vile workplaces and constant abuse from their bosses. In recent years, these workers’ pains have been sharpened by the actual collapse of these shoddily-built sweatshops.

People 07 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM

Unhappily married: Migrant wives kept like slaves

In Australia, migrant wives in abusive marriages are all the more vulnerable as they are dependent on their husbands.

People 08 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Unhappily married: Migrant wives kept like slaves

In Australia, migrant wives in abusive marriages are all the more vulnerable as they are dependent on their husbands.

People 03 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM

Bangladeshis who are oppressed at home and abroad

Last year, the Global Slavery Index put Bangladesh 10th on the list of countries with the highest number of enslaved people.