Students from a college in Chennai, India, are working with the rescued individuals as part of a project to help them get back on their feet. Without homes, among other things, it is easy for them to slip back into debt bondage, campaigners say.
As pressure and awareness builds, some say this year could be the tipping point in the global battle against human trafficking.
Thousands of people around the world work to defend human rights – risking their lives to expose abuses against women, children, minority groups, and others.
The Thai Community Development Center provides victims of human trafficking, as well as the city’s broader Thai immigrant community, with tools for long-term economic self-sustainability and growth.
The award aims to recognize businesses that excel in efforts to investigate human rights abuses and clean up their supply chain. The first recipients are Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NXP Semiconductors.
The initiative seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking, as well as funds. Some say the races help them better understand the conditions of modern slavery.
Five hundred nuns from the Buddhist sect known as the Drukpa Order took part in a bicycle trek to raise awareness about trafficking. The nuns' activities have also made people think twice about gender roles.
The public, police, internet companies, and victims can access the hotline's form in Hindi or English.
India is among the biggest manufacturers of textiles and apparel in the world. The sector is dominated by small and medium-sized firms that are under enormous pressure to reduce costs and produce garments quickly.
The musicians, who performed this week at one of India's top arts centers, use every platform they can to talk about their journey and have become an inspiration to local families.
A small team from the rights group Migrant Care tries to identify potential victims of human trafficking at Jakarta's airport and offer advice to others leaving of their own free will on how to look after themselves.
Eduardo ‘Eddie’ Canales tries to prevent the deaths of migrants passing through the sandy, scorching terrain of South Texas. He also works with families abroad who are searching for their loved ones.
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Does the United States have a responsibility to take care of children who cross the border?
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing poverty and gang violence crossed the border this summer, straining the country's ability to cope. Many of them were united with family-members in the US while they await deportation hearings. Is it America's job to help care for those less-fortunate or to send them home?
How far out of your way would you go to ensure you're buying clothing that has not been made by people who are enslaved to human traffickers?
Many activists have worked to come up with programs to certify that clothes are sweat shop free or rugs are not made with child labor. Should this be expanded to include human trafficking? Would you be willing to pay more for such goods?
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Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) created The V Sign hand signal so the youngest victims can identify themselves as needing help.