Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent.
Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army, the International Criminal Court heard on Monday.
There is now some new help in New Orleans for the victims of abduction and sex slavery and it's called the Eden House in Uptown.
Police in Halifax said Tuesday they’ve interviewed eight women, aged 15-40, who were likely victims of human trafficking as part of a nationwide operation targeting traffickers in the trade.
Yasmi Mohammed has left her sick mother at home in Morocco after promise of a job in Liberia, she agreed to travel far West of Africa to get a better shot at life to care for her sick mother.
Six Rwandan victims of sex exploitation have been rescued by Uganda Police. The Rwandan women were recently rescued after police raided a brothel called Safe Way in the western Uganda district of Bushenyi, according to Asan Kasingye, Uganda Police's Director of Interpol and International Relations.
The release of the State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) revealed that Asia is home to some of the worst perpetrators of illegal human trafficking.
China has now joined the ranks of Russia, North Korea, Iran, and a handful of other countries as Tier 3 violators of human trafficking laws.
Double lives: Newton, right, with Truong and their son outside their Cairns home. Photo: ABC
Standing before an American court convicted of the most heinous of child sex crimes, the double lives of Australian citizen Mark J. Newton and his long-term boyfriend Peter Truong were laid bare.