July 2018: Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking In the News



31 July 2018

Below are news items related to modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking from July 2018.


1. ‘FG restates commitment to fight child labour’, Daily Trust (Nigeria)

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/fg-restates-commitment-to-fight-child-labour-263186.html

2. ‘More than 49,000 children trapped in child labour on Volta Lake’, Ghana Business News

https://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2018/07/30/more-than-49000-children-trapped-in-child-labour-on-volta-lake-ewusi/

3. ‘Supply chains based on modern slavery may reach into the West’, The Economist

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/07/19/supply-chains-based-on-modern-slavery-may-reach-into-the-west

4. ‘Alex Norris and Baroness Young: The link between modern slavery, human rights and sport is increasingly evident’, House Magazine

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/sport/house/house-magazine/96825/alex-norris-and-baroness-young-link-between-modern-slavery

5. ‘Fight human trafficking: how labour rights hold the key’, South China Morning Post

https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2157158/fight-human-trafficking-how-labour-rights-hold-key

6. ‘Early Marriage: A contributor to “modern slavery” in Bangladesh?’, Daily Star (Bangladesh)

https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/open-dialogue/early-marriage-contributor-modern-slavery-bangladesh-1611511

7. ‘She escaped domestic slavery, now she helps other survivors’, CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/30/world/francisca-awah-tip-report-hero/index.html

8. ‘Too good to be true? Slum graffiti warns Kenyans about trafficking risks’, Thomson Reuters Foundation

http://news.trust.org/item/20180719000103-2s05j/  

9. ‘UK and Sierra Leone collaborate to curb Modern Slavery’, Concord Times (Sierra Leone)

http://slconcordtimes.com/uk-and-sierra-leone-collaborate-to-curb-modern-slavery/   

10. ‘10 million slaves go missing from survey in India’, The Express Tribune (Pakistan)

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1764855/3-10-million-slaves-go-missing-survey-india/

11. ‘Barbados ranks 112th on global slavery index’, Barbados Today

https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/07/24/barbados-ranks-112th-on-global-slavery-index/

12. ‘SA's 'porous' borders, corruption make it easy for traffickers – experts’, IOL (South Africa)

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/sas-porous-borders-corruption-make-it-easy-for-traffickers-experts-16293558


 

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