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Broken Temporary Work Visa System Facilitates U.S. Labor Trafficking

Photo/Polaris Project Polaris released a report analyzing data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline that spotlights how human traffickers are weaponizing structural flaws within the temporary work visa system. A total of 797 individual victims of human trafficking holding guest worker visas were identified through the Hotline from 2015 to 2017. In fact, nearly half

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