Less than 1% of Indians charged with slavery offences during the past decade were convicted, research showed on Tuesday, as anti-slavery campaigners called for tougher action on human traffickers to stop them preying on people.
The Salvation Army in South Africa says human trafficking is on the rise in the country and it appears that the country is fast becoming a hub for international and continental human trafficking.
After more than a decade in a Thailand prison for drug trafficking, South African Nontando Pendu has returned home.
Pope Francis led Good Friday services dedicated to the victims of human trafficking and the plight of migrants, denouncing leaders with “armoured hearts” who exploit their plight for political gain.
Thousands of children who survived a cyclone in southeast Africa face fresh risks in its aftermath – being sold into slavery by human traffickers or forced into early marriage by families struggling to survive, aid workers say.