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Slavery survivors demand lead role in fight against trafficking

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London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Countries must enable victims of human trafficking to play a key role in programs and policies to tackle the crime, the first global alliance of survivors-turned-advocates said on Monday. The 21-member International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council aims to help governments improve their anti-trafficking efforts and ensure they are focused on […]

Traffickers profiting as pandemic makes crime harder to crack, UN warns

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Human traffickers are capitalising on the coronavirus pandemic to target people ranging from jobless migrants to out-of-school children, two United Nations specialists said, warning that the fallout from COVID-19 had driven the crime further underground. The global economic slowdown has left countless people jobless, desperate and at risk of exploitation, while […]