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Tech tools can lead fight against modern slavery, says UN expert

Urmila Bhoola

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation From tracing ill-gotten gains back to their source to spotting illegal factories, technology will be key in beating slavery as a fragmenting workplace leaves many more at risk, the United Nations leading expert on slavery said last week. With an increase in automation and temporary contracts, billions go without rights like holiday […]

Togo failing in mission to eradicate child labour, says UN rapporteur

Togo child labour

Dakar, SenegalThomson Reuters Foundation Child labour is still widely accepted in Togo and the government is not doing enough to stop it, said the U.N. Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery in an interview on Friday. Many children in the West African country are forced into domestic servitude or hard labour at a young […]

Actions speak louder than words, anti-slavery advocates tell Commonwealth

Thomson Reuters Foundation Commonwealth nations must not only denounce modern slavery but take the lead on global efforts to eradicate the trade by 2030 by strengthening laws, working with businesses and protecting women and girls from being enslaved, activists said on Tuesday. Leaders of the 53 country Commonwealth, mostly former British colonies representing 2.4 billion […]