NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has blocked the import of goods suspected to have been made with forced labor from five countries, including clothing from China and diamonds from Zimbabwe, officials said on Tuesday following a rare crackdown on slave labor abroad.
BIRMINGHAM, England, August 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Breathe in, breathe out; Yu tried to clear his mind of the years he spent enslaved in a restaurant as the group of survivors finished meditating and turned to their plans for the future.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must improve its handling of thousands of suspected modern slaves whose lives are "on hold" as they wait to learn if they will be recognized as victims and granted extra support, the country's new independent anti-slavery commissioner said.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has sent home or aided the return of dozens of slaves to trafficking hotspots including Albania, Nigeria and Vietnam in recent years, raising concerns this put people at risk of being re-trafficked due to a lack of support in their home countries.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving more support to survivors of modern slavery and allowing them to remain in Britain for a year could boost the economy by millions of pounds, university researchers said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is aiming to uncover the true scale of modern slavery and expose more trafficking networks through the creation of a 10 million pound ($12.5 million) research center involving academics, charities and firms, the government said on Tuesday.
LONDON, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's
top clothing brands are failing to fulfil their own promises to
pay workers a fair living wage that covers basic family needs,
academics and activists said on Thursday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should use the full force of the law against human traffickers and avoid settling for the "simplest route" in court, said a police chief who described getting victims to speak out as an obstacle to securing more prosecutions.
BIRMINGHAM, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The officers arrived quietly at the house in central England - no need for a battering ram, a knock on the door sufficed.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Punishing businesses that fail to tackle modern slavery, providing better support for child victims, and holding the government to account topped the agenda in a review on Wednesday intended to improve Britain's landmark anti-slavery legislation.