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Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 million to combating global slavery

LONDON - Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday.

Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 mln to combating global slavery

LONDON - Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday.

19 Nov 2014

Former sex slave's nightmare continues long after freedom

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 13-year-old Hoa was freed last month from a brothel in Guangdong, China, and brought back to Vietnam by her rescuers, her nightmare didn't end.

19 Nov 2014

Fight poverty to end modern slavery, Nobel laureate Yunus says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The fight against modern slavery can only succeed if poverty is rooted out and sustainable social business models are able to prevent vulnerable people from falling prey to traffickers, Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus said on Wednesday.

19 Nov 2014

Former sex slave's nightmare continues long after freedom

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 13-year-old Hoa was freed last month from a brothel in Guangdong, China, and brought back to Vietnam by her rescuers, her nightmare didn't end.

19 Nov 2014

Nobel peace laureate Satyarthi says failure to end slavery is global sin

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi said on Wednesday the failure to end slavery was one of world's biggest sins as he called for urgent action to tackle a rise in the numbers of slaves globally to an all-time high.

19 Nov 2014

UPDATE 1-Want to grow more food? Boost investment, women's land tenure, researcher says

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18 Nov 2014

US data war on sex trafficking to reach Europe

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Closer collaboration between financial institutions and New York City prosecutors is improving the chances of uncovering and convicting sex traffickers, according to Manhattan's top prosecutor, and a similar programme will be launched in Europe.

18 Nov 2014

Britain vows to crack down on slavery after women's rescue

LONDON - Britain vowed on Tuesday to step up its fight against modern-day slavery, warning that the discovery last month of three women imprisoned for 30 years in horrific conditions in London was just the tip of the iceberg.

03 Dec 2013

Britain vows to crack down on slavery after women's rescue

LONDON, Dec 3 - Britain vowed on Tuesday to step up its fight against modern-day slavery, warning that the discovery last month of three women imprisoned for 30 years in horrific conditions in London was just the tip of the iceberg.

03 Dec 2013