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Skies are the frontline in fight against human trafficking

Jun 19 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Flight attendant Donna Hubbard was deeply concerned when a couple carried a boy who was sweating, lethargic and appeared to be in pain onto her flight from Honduras to Miami in October last year.

From tea to tobacco: which everyday products are most at risk of modern slavery links?

Jun 16 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British supermarkets scrambled to remove certain brands of corned beef from their shelves this month after it was found that they might be tainted by links to slave labor in Brazil.

Fight trafficking on the beaches: 'advocacy tourism' is here

Jun 01 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bored of the beach? Done with mini breaks?

Sham marriages in Scotland reveal extent of slavery: activists

May 10 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Criminal gangs are tricking East Europeans into sham Scottish marriages with Asian men - selling the women for sex, labor and passports - in an expose that campaigners say reveals the extent of human slavery worldwide.

Bank staff will 'red-flag' trafficking suspects with powerful new tool

May 02 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fearful customer, a flurry of late-night transactions or suspicious financial documents; for bank staff these could all be giveaway signs of the booming global trade in humans.

Put people over profit to stop fashion slavery, says campaigner

Apr 25 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The struggle against modern-day slavery in the fashion industry is being hampered by public relations spin and companies that still put profit not people at the heart of their business models, said a leading ethical fashion campaigner.

Young people are key to ending fashion labor abuses, says British lawmaker

Apr 12 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young people have started to question how their clothes are made but consumers of all ages need to do more to tackle fashion labor abuses, according to a British lawmaker and sustainable fashion campaigner.

Tech advances fuel rise in online sex abuse of children in Philippines: charity

Mar 30 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technological advances, including the spread of high-speed internet, have fueled a surge in the Philippines of the sexual abuse of children as young as one years old in front of a live webcam, an anti-slavery group said.

Gritty film is boosting sex trafficking awareness, says director

Mar 20 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The hard-hitting documentary "I Am Jane Doe" is opening people's eyes to online child sex trafficking in the United States that until now they assumed only happened elsewhere, the filmmaker said at its British premiere on Monday.

Banks can help fight against trafficking and slavery, says report

Mar 15 2017

LONDON, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banks could revolutionise the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery by reporting suspicious transactions and other financial activity that ring alarm bells, according to a report on Wednesday.

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