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Kieran Guilbert

Sex, drugs and ... slavery? Human trafficking hidden in UK hotels

5:25am BST

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll - nothing new for the hospitality industry but British hoteliers say loud music, used condoms and alcohol could hint at something darker: modern-day slavery.

FEATURE-Sex, drugs and ... slavery? Human trafficking hidden in UK hotels

5:01am BST

LONDON, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll - nothing new for the hospitality industry but British hoteliers say loud music, used condoms and alcohol could hint at something darker: modern-day slavery.

Britain urged to tackle orphanage trafficking in anti-slavery fight

09 Oct 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should recognize so-called "orphanage trafficking" as a form of modern slavery and revise its law to ensure funding and volunteers are not sent to unscrupulous institutions that seize children for profit, politicians and activists said on Tuesday.

Cooperation, not cash, key to ending modern slavery by 2030 - experts

02 Oct 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Simply pumping money into anti-trafficking efforts will not achieve a global goal of ending modern slavery by 2030, experts said on Tuesday, urging greater cooperation between governments, companies and charities to raise awareness and take more action.

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

24 Sep 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.

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

24 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fashion giant H&M is failing to fulfil 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'

19 Sep 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'

17 Sep 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

17 Sep 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

13 Sep 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.

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