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Reports of Suspected Slavery Stall In UK Due To coronavirus

Reports of Suspected Slavery Stall In UK Due To coronavirus

The number of suspected modern slaves identified annually in Britain has stalled for the first time since 2012, official data revealed on Thursday, with campaigners concerned that the coronavirus pandemic has hindered efforts to support victims. About 10,613 potential victims were referred to the British government for help last year – three fewer than in […]

In southern India, Age-Old Custom Banned As Slavery

In southern India, Age-Old Custom Banned As Slavery

Indumati Shivaraj’s routine has been the same for more than a decade – at dawn, she walks to her “master’s” house, mucks out the cattle shed, cleans the tools and sweeps the yard. Four hours later, she walks home. Besides a cup of tea each day, Shivaraj, 45, gets about 3,000 Indian rupees ($40) a […]

UK Slavery Museum criticised for ‘Dehumanising’ Sex Trafficking Exhibition

UK Slavery Museum criticised for ‘Dehumanising’ Sex Trafficking Exhibition

Britain’s International Slavery Museum is facing a backlash over a “dehumanising” exhibition on human trafficking in the porn industry, which features an image of a naked woman with tape over her mouth and abusive comments plastered on her body. The museum in England’s northern city of Liverpool has come under fire for partnering with a […]

No pay, No Freedom: Brazil Struggles To Rescue Maids From Slavery

No pay, No Freedom: Brazil Struggles To Rescue Maids From Slavery

Whenever Elisa goes out in her small town in northeastern Brazil, she fears seeing the family she once considered her own. After almost three decades of domestic work with no pay and little freedom, Elisa realized she was a slave and plotted to escape the household where she had lived since the age of seven. […]

International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict

International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict

Background Definition and prevalence The term “conflict-related sexual violence” refers to rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilization, forced marriage and any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity perpetrated against women, men, girls or boys that is directly or indirectly linked to a conflict. The term also encompasses trafficking […]

Commonwealth Leaders Urged To Pass Laws Protecting Workers From slavery

Commonwealth Leaders Urged To Pass Laws Protecting Workers From slavery

World leaders should take aim at modern slavery in corporate supply chains at a global summit next year, labour rights activists said on Wednesday, calling for laws to compel companies to tackle worker exploitation in their operations. Speaking at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s annual Trust Conference, experts urged heads of the 53-country Commonwealth -mostly ex-British […]

The Role Of Royalty In Today’s Anti-Slavery Movement

The Role Of Royalty In Today’s Anti-Slavery Movement

People power is about shaking up the status quo, exactly what is needed if we’re to secure a world in which modern forms of slavery no longer thrive. If people power is the key to progress, how does the voice of royalty fit in? The public, led by people and communities directly affected by modern […]

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

THE Edo State Government has received no fewer than 1,800 returnees who were repatriated from Libya amidst growing concerns over modern-day slavery in the North African country. The returnees were among thousands of other Nigerians airlifted by the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration.  The state government had set up a […]

Trafficked, Beaten, Abused: Life Of A Nigerian House Girl

Handed over by her mother to an agent at the age of 10, Titi was crammed into a truck in the tiny West African nation of Benin and driven across the border into southwest Nigeria. Titi feared the worst. She recalled how a previous employer in Nigeria had welcomed her with a thin mat and […]

Trafficked To Turin: The Nigerian Women Forced To Work As Prostitutes In Italy

Trafficked To Turin: The Nigerian Women Forced To Work As Prostitutes In Italy

It’s just after 9pm when the first Nigerian women start to appear on the streets of Asti, a small city near Turin in northern Italy. Some stand in groups of two or three, flagging down passing cars or checking their phones. Many are alone – solitary figures backlit by the stream of headlights moving into […]

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