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Surge in online sex trade of children challenges anti-slavery campaigners

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology has fuelled a surge in the buying and selling of children online for sexual abuse with advertising a child on the internet as "easy as booking an airfare", campaigners told an anti-slavery conference in London.

Two tech companies win first Stop Slavery Award after workforce scrutiny

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two multi-national tech companies previously questioned over labour and workforce conditions have won a new global award for turning the spotlight onto their own supply chains to eradicate modern day slavery from their operations.

Tech, World 01 Dec 2016

UPDATE 1-Two tech companies win first Stop Slavery Award after workforce scrutiny

LONDON, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two multi-national tech companies previously questioned over labour and workforce conditions have won a new global award for turning the spotlight onto their own supply chains to eradicate modern day slavery from their operations.

01 Dec 2016

REFILE-Two tech companies win first Stop Slavery Award after workforce scrutiny

LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two multi-national tech companies previously questioned over labour and workforce conditions won a new global award on Wednesday for turning the spotlight onto their own supply chains to eradicate modern day slavery from their operations.

01 Dec 2016

World's growing inequality is "ticking time bomb" - Nobel laureate Yunus

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The widening gap between rich and poor around the world is a "ticking time bomb" threatening to explode into social and economic unrest if left unchecked, Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus said on Thursday.

Top News, South Asia, Economy 01 Dec 2016

Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey - rights groups

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

30 Nov 2016

Eritrean radio host helps fleeing compatriots at risk of kidnap, drowning

LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The desperate voice of a 22-year-old Eritrean mother kidnapped in the Sinai desert will haunt Meron Estefanos forever.

30 Nov 2016

Retailer Primark says constantly looking for slavery in its supply chain

LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British budget fashion chain Primark said on Wednesday it was constantly on the watch for any slavery in its supply chain while dismissing the idea that low cost meant exploitation.

30 Nov 2016

Major UK hotels Hilton, Shiva join fight against modern slavery

LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hotels across Britain are joining forces to fight modern slavery in an initiative to be unveiled on Wednesday that will encourage staff and guests to help spot signs of trafficking in hotel foyers and corridors.

30 Nov 2016

Actress Gillian Anderson says horror of child trafficking cast her in real-life role

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Feted for playing an FBI agent in "The X-Files" tackling the supernatural, actress Gillian Anderson has cast herself in the real-life role of an anti-slavery campaigner after being shocked at the scale of the problem.

29 Nov 2016