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Debt-trapped Lao ‘chat girls’ forced to sell sex in China-run economic...

Many women in the debt trap have attempted to reach out to Lao authorities for help

Pope Francis calls for end to ‘instrumentalization’ of migrants

Pope Francis spoke after 27 people drowned in the Channel on Wednesday trying to reach Britain

Rescuers of child victims abuse them, too

This is corruption without mercy. It must be exposed and the culprits identified and brought to justice.

With Assam silk and trees, Indians fight climate change and trafficking

Families across Assam are weaving and restoring forests to boost their incomes in a region hit by frequent floods and low farm yields

Human trafficking: Why so few convictions?

Young women and boys are especially targeted and offered fake jobs and given empty promises

COVID-19 drives new surge in trafficking of women from Laos to...

Economic hardship in Lao villages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is driving a new surge in the trafficking to China of Lao women and girls

Human trafficking in India’s northeast: Lure of a better life entraps...

In many cases, girls and young women are often tricked, abducted or coerced into marrying much older men, widowers or alcoholics

Caritas calls on states to address rising risks of human trafficking...

It’s estimated that 40.3 million people are held in conditions of modern slavery, including nearly 25 million in forced labor, and 15.4 million in forced marriage

Caritas helps rescue young Nepalese trafficking victims

Thousands of women and girls from Nepal are trafficked to India and elsewhere for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation each year

Closed borders give rise to new wave of trafficking in Cambodia

With borders still closed to the public, ‘local brokers' are exploiting a section of the population that is drowning in debt

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