The world has 21 million slaves – and millions of them live in the west

As a child growing up in one of Brazil’s poorest regions, I was used to seeing well-off families take in girls from poorer ones to come live in their homes and be brought up as one of their own. This was seen as an act of kindness.

Anti-Slavery Day 2015

Today, October 18th marks Anti-Slavery Day for the fifth consecutive year in the UK. Anti-Slavery Day was established by an Act of Parliament, instigated by the Human Trafficking Foundation’s Chairman former MP Anthony Steen.

Observer wins anti-slavery media award

Guardian and Observer reporter Annie Kelly and Mei-Ling McNamara have won the award for Best Investigative Article or Broadcast News Dealing with Child Trafficking at the 

First clinical evidence on mental health toll of human trafficking

A new study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London provides the first clinical evidence on the toll human trafficking has on mental health, including high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, among

In numbers: People trafficking in Nigeria

The UK's first Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland has made Nigeria a high priority, as latest figures reveal a rise in the number potential trafficking victims brought to the UK.Here are some facts about the issue.

Fourth Year Report from The Salvation Army

Fourth Year Report on The Salvation Army’s Adult Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Victim Care & Coordination Contract

Slavery in UK: Victims 'need better support'

The treatment of some victims of modern slavery by UK authorities is "morally unacceptable", the country's first anti-slavery commissioner has said.

Kevin Hyland said some victims were not given proper support by authorities.

The UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Launches Strategic Plan

The UK's first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has today launched his Strategic Plan to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. The Plan outlines his objectives and priorities and the actions he will take. 

In Nigeria's slave trade, women traffic other women into prostitution

The woman sitting before us in an interview room in Benin City's anti-trafficking headquarters cuts a slight figure. Faith, aged just 25, shuffles her feet nervously, her head bowed.

Ending poverty key to preventing human trafficking

AS MSPs pass historic new laws to tackle human trafficking and protect victims, they should be commended for taking a strong first step in Scotland’s res­ponse to this illegal trade.