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In a 14-part global series on labor trafficking, The Monitor investigated promising and innovative solutions to modern-day slavery. Here are six of them.
From Silicon Valley to the Central Valley, California relies on about 130,000 foreign guest workers to do everything from tech jobs to picking crops. A new law, the first of its kind in the nation, is aimed at cleaning up recruiting. Final part of a series.
Large companies are now required to disclose what they are doing to tackle labor abuses in their supply chain. For some activists, lawsuits offer a path to accountability. Part 13 in a series on solutions to labor trafficking.
In Thailand, the Issara Institute gives freed workers money, instead of services, and a chance to make their own choices again. Part 12 of a series on ending human trafficking.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has called the Seattle antitrafficking task force an 'extraordinary partnership' that in a decade of operations had investigated more than 140 cases. Part 11 in a series on solutions to labor trafficking.
Formed in 2013, the coalition, recognized by the Mexican government, gives workers a platform to demand solutions to issues like recruitment fraud and trafficking. But it's faced a backlash. Part 10 in a series.
Foreign missions in the US that abuse their domestic staff are increasingly being held to account under anti-trafficking laws. Part 9 in a series on solutions to labor trafficking.
Over the past decade, lawyers like Miguel and migrant advocates on both sides of the border have worked together to short circuit a guest-worker system that relies on laborers not knowing they are entitled to legal recourse. Part 8 in a series.
The lessons learned from a landmark US lawsuit by hundreds of oil workers from India sent to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Part 7 in a series on ending human trafficking.
There’s no simple ‘how-to’ on getting kids out of slavery. But in cocoa villages in Ghana and, to a lesser extent, Cote d'Ivoire, the appeal is economic – and the results have been startling. Part 6 of a series on ending human trafficking.
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