Islamic State militants have carried out mass executions, set up slave markets where women are sold for sex for $10 and used child soldiers in what may amount to systematic war crimes in Iraq that demand prosecution, the UN has reported.
LABOUR and the Scottish Government have united to introduce tougher penalties for human traffickers and provide enhanced support for victims.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has adopted a member's bill by Labour MSP Jenny Marra for a Scottish anti-human trafficking strategy, with special treatment of related crime in the criminal justice system and support for survivors.
The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.
According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.
Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal said there was no tradition of suspending question hour and requested the opposition to participate but Congress MLAs stuck to their guns and started raising slogans, forcing the speaker to adjourn the house.
QUEZON CITY, Feb 10 (PIA) -- With the successful signing of the peace negotiations with the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), we must now have serious efforts to address the practice of using children as combatants in armed conflict.
Nearly 150 years have passed since Congress ratified the 13th Amendment. Yet a modern form of slavery still plagues our nation and world.
Today, it is estimated that 21 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reuniting Colombia’s former child soldiers with their parents is a key challenge the country faces in helping children traumatised by the war to return to civilian life, according to the head of the government’s child protection agency.
MANILA (UPDATED) -- The death toll in the fighting between government forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) has reached 53, with 52 others wounded, the military said on Thursday night.
Oscar fever is reaching its highest pitch with the modern day masterpiece 12 Years a Slave, set during the 1840s, many peoples' tip to win best film. Yet the abominable issue of slavery is not a past-tense problem; it is very much in our midst today.