(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration can reform the country’s anti-trafficking agenda by shifting the focus from sexual to labor exploitation and changing immigration policy to improve support for foreign victims, advocates said on Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s government made human trafficking one of its signature issues,Continue Reading

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United States must do more to prevent forced labor and exploitation in the global supply chains of U.S. companies, current and former anti-trafficking ambassadors said on Wednesday, days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Holding companies liable for child labor committed overseas and compelling businessesContinue Reading

Jan. 11. A federal jury in Charlotte found Thuy Tien Luong, 37, guilty of forced labor after finding that Luong “compelled the labor of one of her nail technicians” at a salon she owned and operated in Davidson. Eric Dreiband, assistant attorney general for the civil rights division, said humanContinue Reading

The trafficking of children has increased in Mali, according to UNHCR, due to conflicts, COVID-19 and deteriorating economic conditions. Children are forced to work in mines and to fight for armed groups; many girls are sexually abused. Among the victims: Refugee and migrant children. War, food insecurity, the pandemic andContinue Reading

Central American nation becomes 47th country to ratify United Nations pact as it nears target of 50 signatories By Kieran Guilbert Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Costa Rica vowed on Monday to ramp up its fight against modern slavery by signing a United Nations treaty that requires countries toContinue Reading

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Costa Rica vowed on Monday to ramp up its fight against modern slavery by signing a United Nations treaty that requires countries to identify and rescue victims of forced labor, provide them with compensation and punish human traffickers. The Central American nation is the 47th countryContinue Reading

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration can reform the country’s anti-trafficking agenda by shifting the focus from sexual to labor exploitation and changing immigration policy to improve support for foreign victims, advocates said on Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s government made human trafficking one of its signature issues,Continue Reading