human trafficking

Conflict

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.

Justice

'I am saving up to take the death boat to Europe'

Despite the clear and growing dangers of crossing the Mediterranean Sea in search of refuge in Europe, the stream of migrants is only getting bigger. The people making the journey say it's better to take a deadly chance than die slowly in civil wars or along the dangerous routes away from home.

Conflict

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.

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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.

Global 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.

Conflict & Justice

Child maids in Morocco

In Morocco human rights groups are pointing out the use � and abuse � of children as house maids. They say each year thousands of girls from poor families are sent to work among the wealthy. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Casablanca.