slavery: Archive

A Woman Captured review – brave and up-close story of modern slavery

It seems scarcely possible to make a documentary in the open about someone being worked as a slave, rather than having to work undercover to expose it. However, in one of the boldest investigative stories of recent years, Hungarian film-maker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter’s shocking film

Nail salons used as a front for modern slavery

The police have warned that British high street nail salons are operating as a front for organised crime, including trafficking and slavery. The salons – particularly Vietnamese nail bars – are using their cash-only structure to launder money from cannabis farms and prostitution. According

We analysed 101 companies’ statements on modern slavery – here’s what we found

Modern slavery includes human trafficking, servitude and forced labour, and tens of millions of people around the world are thought to be affected. It affects people in both developing countries and developed countries, including the UK. Businesses can play a major role in either facilitating modern slavery or

Business giants join the Evening Standard’s modern slavery campaign

IT giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), law firm Hogan Lovells, Blackstone investment group, ITN, Sport for Freedom, Omnia Strategy LLP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are among the firms that have signed up to our statement, pledging to be diligent about eradicating slavery from

Modern slavery in the UK is inflicting misery under our noses every day

 ‘Traffickers charge their victims tens of thousands of pounds, and lure them on false promises of good employment and accommodation.’ Photograph: Wednesday 20 September 2017 15.59 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 20 September 2017 17.55 BST Anew global report on slavery has estimated there are more than 40 million people trapped

Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, 71 percent of the overall total, a study says. Global child labour remained concentrated primarily in agriculture in 2016, the report said [File: AP] Forty million people around the world, mostly women and girls, were

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge Timothy Spencer QC, sentencing 11 people from one family, says such abuse could be happening nationwide on ‘shocking scale’  An aerial photo of the Drinsey Nook Traveller site in Lincolnshire, where

Rooney traveller family jailed for modern slavery offences

One victim, whose ordeal spanned more than 25 years, was made to dig his own grave. The head of the family, Martin Rooney Senior, was jailed for 10 years, while two of his sons were each jailed for more than 15 years. The traveller

Suspected ringleader charged with modern slavery offences

Josephine Iyamu, a British national, accused of trafficking women from Nigeria to Europe for sexual exploitation  Josephine Iyamu was arrested after she landed at Heathrow on a flight from Nigeria in August. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Wednesday 6 September 2017 11.48 BSTLast modified on

Calls to UK’s modern slavery hotline double in a week

The number of calls to the modern slavery hotline has doubled in a week after the National Crime Agency’s report on the “shocking” scale of the problem. The helpline, for people to report suspicions of modern slavery, received 150 calls in seven days this week, up