Each week the Freedom Fund compiles the most insightful and timely news stories about modern slavery. Check out what we’re reading in this week’s roundup of top slavery articles.
Hundres arrested in massive UK-wide ‘County Lines’ police operation
Wales Online, 21 May 2019
Suspected victims of human trafficking were discovered while hundreds of vulnerable adults and children were also safeguarded in the week-long UK wide crackdown, which began on May 13.
Oppressed, enslaved and brutalised: The women trafficked from North Korea into China’s sex trade
The Telegraph, 20 May 2019
Thousands of North Korean women and girls are being subjected to forced marriage, prostitution and sadistic abuse by trafficking gangs running a multi-million dollar illicit sex industry in China.
UK to appoint first human rights ambassador
The Guardian, 20 May 2019
The British government is appointing an international ambassador dedicated to the promotion of human rights, in a move that is likely to put the UK’s patchy approach to autocratic regimes under great scrutiny.
Kerala records spike in cases of physical abuse against children, dip in instances of child labour
Mirror Now News, 18 May 2019
Records released by the district division of helpline Childline in Kerala’s state capital has hinted at a considerable rise in cases of physical abuse of children.
‘I am with you’ – the trans women helping trafficking victims in Brazil
Reuters, 15 May 2019
A new strategy initiated by federal and labour prosecutors of taking transgender workers on raids to help victims and give them the confidence they need to leave their pimps.
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