UN Report Says 40 Million in ‘Modern Slavery’ in 2016

September 19, 2017

UN agencies and partners say some 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery last year, decrying a scourge that disproportionately affects women and girls. The new report by the UN’s labor organization, ILO, and the migration agency […]

In Columbia, Pope Francis Calls for End to Modern Slavery

September 10, 2017

Speaking at a cobblestone plaza in this port city where African slaves were once sold, Pope Francis wrapped up a five-day trip to Colombia Sunday by declaring that the postwar period this country is entering must include an end to what he called […]

Yale Renames Calhoun College Over Slavery Ties

February 12, 2017

Yale University will change the name of Calhoun College, a residential college named for an ardent supporter of slavery, and replace that moniker with one honoring computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper. […]

Thailand Claims Progress in Combating Human Trafficking

February 2, 2017

Thailand has come under heavy scrutiny in recent years. In 2014, the US demoted Thailand to “Tier 3” status, the lowest category indicating a failure to combat trafficking. A March 2015 report by The Associated Press and other investigations have showed […]