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Bahrain Launches MENA Region’s First Government Assistance Fund for Human Trafficking Victims

In a historic and unprecedented development in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), the Government of Bahrain has established the first assistance fund for victims of human trafficking. Approved by the Executive Committee chaired by His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Bahrain and endorsed by Cabinet of Ministers on 30 April 2018, the

Thousands of Companies to Take Action Under Australia’s Anti-slavery Law

More than 3,000 businesses in Australia would be forced to disclose how they tackle the threat of modern slavery under a proposed law hailed by politicians and campaigners on Thursday as stronger than Britain’s landmark anti-slavery legislation. The Australian government said it would introduce its Modern Slavery Act to parliament by mid-2018, and outlined on

Using Research to End Modern Slavery

Photo: Lisa Kristine/Human Thread Foundation A new report published today looks in detail at what research is being undertaken about modern slavery in the UK and what research we still need. Modern slavery is a brutal abuse, denying people their dignity, safety and freedom. It affects millions worldwide and thousands here in the UK. In

Coca-Cola Partners with U.S. Department of State on Labor Blockchain Project

Bottles of Coca-Cola Co. soda is displayed for sale. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Forced labor and workers' rights violations are a pernicious problem worldwide. The 2017 "Global Estimates of Modern Slavery" report shows that an estimated 25 million people are being subjected to forced labor , with the majority of this activity taking place in the

Police in Spain Dismantle Chinese Human Trafficking Ring, Arrest 155

Spanish police conduct a search during one of the arrest operations Spanish police said on Tuesday (Mar 13) they had arrested 155 mostly Chinese nationals after busting a gang that trafficked Chinese migrants into Britain and Ireland for 20,000 euros (US$24,655) per person. The arrests, which included four alleged ringleaders detained in Barcelona, came