sex trafficking

A worker wearing a yellow safety hat inspects disposable blue gloves at a factory.

US human trafficking report elicits anger from several countries

Human rights

The Biden administration’s first comprehensive annual review of modern slavery is causing shockwaves around the world.

a woman working in a factory in sri lanka

Modern Slavery Act is having unintended consequences for women’s freedom in Sri Lanka

Two women walk with their hands clasped together as they're surrounded by a crowd of reporters

How sex traffickers use modeling contracts to lure young women

Sexual violence
A woman sits with her back to the camera surrounded by other women

Traffickers used Russia’s World Cup to enslave us, say Nigerian women


Young Nigerian women migrating to Europe are prime targets for sex traffickers

Flooded Houston

Human trafficking is a hidden aftermath of natural disasters


After a natural disaster, people scramble to rebuild their houses, get food and water. But for sex traffickers, it can also be a scramble to cash in.

Francisca Carmona Garcia holds up a picture of herself, taken in the 1950s

It took a lifetime for this Queens grandma to open up about her experience being trafficked for sex


Grandma Frances is tiny, and very thin, with a shock of white hair and brown eyes that are always smiling, even when she isn’t. Those eyes, though, have seen a lot.

A prostitute from Eastern Europe waits for customers along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice

How tech companies are trying to combat trafficking


Ashton Kutcher’s Thorn is just one of the latest tech tools, partnering with the likes of Google, Pinterest and Facebook, to help identify and rescue children, and possibly catch predators.

Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach

The child sex trade is booming in this Kenyan port city


The industry has made Kenya one of the world’s hubs for child sex tourism, researchers say, catering especially to Europeans.

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New film about sex trafficking celebrates the resilience of children


Filmmakers hope “Sold,” based on the bestselling young adult novel, will inspire empathy and action among young viewers.