human trafficking

Conflict & Justice

What does human trafficking look like today? How do we stop it?

I've traveled from New England to New York to Thailand to Vietnam to China’s southeast border to expose human trafficking routes and venues, and to bring attention to sex and labor exploitation. The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Tuesday took a closer look at this modern slave trade and its impact on public health worldwide, including in cities and rural communities across the USA.

Science, Tech & Environment

After the floods come the human traffickers, but these girls are fighting back

India's low-lying Sundarbans are rife with human trafficking as the effects of climate change leave families poor and vulnerable. But a new program from Save the Children India is helping kids band together to ward off traffickers, while also getting them to stay in school. Even if it means they also learn to roll cigarettes to support their families.

Conflict & Justice

Human traffickers find easy prey among Myanmar's minorities

Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim population is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They can’t vote. They have no rights. And they aren’t recognized as citizens in their own country. Their desperate situation has attracted the attention of human traffickers, who prey on the vulnerability of people like “Abdul” whose 14-year-old daughter is now being held captive.

Arts, Culture & Media

Frozen River

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Courtney Hunt, director of the film "Frozen River." The film portrays human trafficking across the border between Canada and the United States.

Politics

The ordeal of Ukrainian Nazi slave laborers

When the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, they seized millions of Ukrainians and sent them back to Germany as slave laborers. When the laborers who survived went home after the war, they were treated as Nazi collaborators. Reporter Brigid McCarthy reports.

Conflict & Justice

Human traffickers find easy prey among Myanmar's minorities

Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim population is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They can’t vote. They have no rights. And they aren’t recognized as citizens in their own country. Their desperate situation has attracted the attention of human traffickers, who prey on the vulnerability of people like “Abdul” whose 14-year-old daughter is now being held captive.

Politics

Slavery verdict against Niger

A West African court found authorities in Niger guilty of failing to protect a young woman from slavery. The ruling is expected to have lasting consequences for the thousands of people who still live in conditions of slavery across the region.