human trafficking

A woman is locked up in a transparent suitcase reading "Stop Human Trafficking! 60 Years of Human Rights" on a luggage belt at the airport in Munich, Germany, on December 11, 2008. The Human Rights organization Amnesty International staged the action to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Putin Doesn’t Care about Sex Trafficking

Russia could have done something to prevent sexual exploitation of foreign women during the World Cup. It chose not to.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about the release of the Trafficking in Persons report at the State Department in Washington on June 28. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

New U.S. Policy Raises Risk of Deportation for Immigrant Victims of Trafficking

The policy also makes it harder for law enforcement to investigate traffickers.

Protestors demonstrate against family separation outside the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, California, on June 23. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department Report Warns Kids in Government-Run Facilities ‘Easy Targets’ for Human Traffickers

An annual government report sits awkwardly with the Trump administration’s policy of forcibly separating families at the border.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks at a 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report ceremony at the State Department on June 27, 2017 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Fight Against Human Trafficking Is Too Important for Trump and Pompeo to Ignore

Efforts to end modern slavery have bipartisan support — but the State Department is still missing an ambassador-at-large to monitor and combat trafficking in persons.

Children play soccer in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 7, 2010. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Scramble for Africa’s Athletes

Shady sports agents have taken a page from human traffickers. They’re luring young men to Europe with promises of fame and exploiting them instead.

A Syrian boy holds an AK-47 assault rifle in the majority-Kurdish Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2013. In northern Syria, the Kurdish population has largely observed a careful compromise with regime and rebel forces, fighting alongside neither, in return for security and semi-autonomy over majority Kurdish areas, but there have been reports in recent weeks of Kurdish fighters joining the battle with Syrian rebels in certain areas, including in Sheikh Maqsud. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP / DIMITAR DILKOFF        (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Has Failed its First Test on Child Soldiers

The State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report only enables serial abusers.

Local Malaysian women watch preparations for the re-burial of remains believed to be those of ethnic Rohingya found at human-trafficking camps in the country's north, at Kampung Tualang some 16kms east of Alor Setar on June 22, 2015. Malaysian authorities on June 22 held a sombre mass funeral for 21 suspected ethnic Rohingya found in human-trafficking graves last month, with fellow Muslims praying for the unidentified victims to find a place in heaven. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA        (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Threaten Subpoena in Flap Over Human Trafficking Report

The State Department denies it upgraded Malaysia's human trafficking ranking to bring the Asian country onboard for a trade pact. Senators say the process reeked of politics.

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The New Abolitionists

Operation Underground Railroad, a small Mormon-led group, is going undercover 
to rescue kids from sex trafficking. But is its brand of salvation working?

SITTWE, BURMA - MAY 25:  Anis, 18 years, was held captured by human traffickers at sea for 32 days, May 25, 2015 in Sittwe, Burma. Since 2012, the minority group of the Rohingya people are forced to live in IDP camps, in Rakhaing State in western Burma. They have been denied citizenship in their homeland Burma and are accused of being illegal migrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingays try to escape the misery in the IDP camps across the Andaman Sea on small fishing boats hoping to reach Malaysia. Many of those who embark on the perilous journey by sea fall into the hands of human traffickers who charge high prices in return for their freedom.  (Photo by Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images)

Acting East, Trafficking West

Greater connectivity could result in more human trafficking from Myanmar into India. Are the two countries ready to face the challenge?