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H&M accused of failing to ensure fair wages for global factory workers

Sep 24 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fashion giant H&M is failing to fulfill a pledge to ensure garment workers who supply its high-street stores are paid a fair "living wage", forcing many employees to work excessive hours in order to survive, civil society groups said on Monday.

Scotland sets sights on slavery as more Vietnamese chase 'pot of gold'

Sep 18 2018

GLASGOW, Scotland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After decades spent battling an influx of heroin, some of Scotland's top cops are now striving to get to grips with another troubling import - modern-day slaves from Vietnam.

Female trafficking victims wrongly jailed due to UK government 'failings'

Sep 17 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female victims of human trafficking in Britain are being wrongly imprisoned in breach of a landmark anti-slavery law because the government is failing to identify cases where women have been forced to commit crimes, campaigners said on Monday.

UK launches first safe house for child slaves amid security fears

Sep 17 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A charity announced Britain's first safe house for trafficked children on Monday, aiming to tackle the high number of victims who go missing while in the care of authorities, who campaigners say lack a clear strategy to tackle the crime.

Exclusive: Erratic aid spending could derail drive to end slavery by 2030

Sep 13 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Patchy, politicized and poorly coordinated aid spending by the world's top economies to stop modern slavery could hinder a drive to end the multi-billion dollar crime by 2030 and erode public support for such funding, experts said on Thursday.

EXCLUSIVE-Erratic aid spending could derail drive to end slavery by 2030

Sep 12 2018

LONDON, Sept 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Patchy, politicised and poorly coordinated aid spending by the world's top economies to stop modern slavery could hinder a drive to end the multi-billion dollar crime by 2030 and erode public support for such funding, experts said on Thursday.

UK 'failing' to save thousands of children from modern slavery

Sep 11 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing to protect thousands of children from being trafficked and enslaved, activists said on Tuesday, criticizing the government for lacking a clear strategy to stop girls being sexually abused and gangs using young people as drug mules.

Europe struggling to 'catch' bad bosses who enslave migrant workers

Sep 05 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European nations are struggling to stop migrant workers being abused and treated like modern-day slaves, as exploitative bosses - in sectors from construction to farming - dupe labor inspectors, a European Union (EU) agency said on Wednesday.

UK surge in online child sex abuse images stokes global slavery fears

Sep 03 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A dramatic surge in the number of online child sex abuse images uncovered in Britain has stoked fears about the growing sexual exploitation and enslavement of children worldwide via technology, anti-slavery campaigners said on Monday.

Migrant cleaners, caterers risk slavery in post-Brexit Britain: experts

Aug 30 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Low-skilled migrants risk falling into slavery in post-Brexit Britain, where a dearth of European workers will tempt abusive bosses into a race to the bottom, experts said on Thursday.

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