The Pandemic’s Hidden Human Trafficking Crisis
The coronavirus has created more people vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers—and revealed the world’s unpreparedness to protect them.
Human Trafficking Helps Terrorists Earn Money and Strategic Advantage
The United States should get serious about ending slavery once and for all.
Bangladesh’s Child Marriage Problem Is the World’s Human Trafficking Crisis
Why fixing the second issue isn’t possible without addressing the first.
Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News
The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trump Administration Has Failed its First Test on Child Soldiers
The State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report only enables serial abusers.
Opera Composer Thrusts Grim World of Human Trafficking Back Into the Spotlight
And wins a Pulitzer Prize in the process.
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.
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?
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?