Kieran Guilbert,

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Past articles by Kieran:

Africa: Traffickers Found Targeting More Children As Covid-19 School Closures Fuel Danger

Out-of-school children are particularly at risk of human trafficking during the coronavirus pandemic, U.N. says → Read More

How can the world boost efforts to end child labour in 2021?

Children who were already working before the pandemic may now be facing longer hours and worse conditions → Read More

Africa: UN Hails 'Historic' Milestone in Global Drive to End Child Labour

Global treaty to end child labour ratified by all 187 U.N. labour agency member states for first time → Read More

Community efforts seen as key to tackling UK fashion worker abuses

Garment workers in supply chains of retailers such as Boohoo need local support to report exploitation, advocates in Leicester say → Read More

Eritrean Activists Sue EU for Funding Roads Built With 'Forced Labour'

The lawsuit accuses the EU of funding road renovations carried out by national service conscripts subjected to forced labour → Read More

UK royal, US ambassador tout tech tools to tackle human trafficking

Anti-trafficking advocates say tech tools could turn the tide in the global drive to end a trade estimated to control 40 million people and generate annual profits ... → Read More

UK urged to back law to help trafficking survivors win justice

Proposed law would ensure slavery survivors receive help from housing to healthcare and the right to stay in Britain for a year to recover and help bring traffickers... → Read More

UK appoints top cop as new anti-slavery chief after criticism over delay

Sara Thornton, head of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) since 2015, will take up the position on a three-year contract in May → Read More

UK set to appoint top cop as new anti-slavery chief

Sara Thornton, head of the National Police Chiefs' Council since 2015, will take up the role later this year → Read More

Lawmakers urge UK to punish big companies that fail to tackle modern slavery

A lack of enforcement and penalties have resulted in many companies flouting the law, according to a review of the landmark legislation → Read More

Africa: UN Raps Nations for Ignoring Victims Trafficked At Home

"Internal trafficking is often overlooked, and in some countries completely ignored," said special rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro → Read More

Britons say willing to pay more for fair fashion but trust in brands lacking

Fast fashion has fuelled the risk of worker abuses such as forced labour in global supply chains, activists say → Read More

Africa: Human Trafficking Worsens in Conflict Zones As Militants Deploy Slaves

Human trafficking is becoming more "horrific" in conflict zones, where armed groups keep women as sex slaves and use child soldiers to spread fear, the United Nations said on Monday, warning of widespread impunity. → Read More

Virtual map converts calls to UK helpline into slavery hotspots

The anti-slavery helpline has received more than 10,000 calls and online reports since it was set up two years ago → Read More

Slave-free jeans sell out on 'Markle sparkle' but can companies back ethical vows?

Labour activists and academics say it is very difficult for any company to prove that its supply chain is entirely free of forced labour or abuses → Read More

World needs workers' rights 'revolution' to end modern slavery

Countless workers in the growing so-called gig economy - who lack fixed contracts and operate on a self-employed basis entitling them to only basic protections - ... → Read More

Marks & Spencer tops list of major British firms tackling modern slavery

Big brands in Britain and beyond are facing growing pressure to ensure that their global operations and products are not tainted by modern-day slavery → Read More

Europe urged to protect thousands of children from human traffickers

In the wake of Europe's migration crisis, traffickers are targeting children and forcing them to work in farms and factories or selling them for sex → Read More

Britain urged to tackle orphanage trafficking in anti-slavery fight

Children in countries from Cambodia to Haiti are taken from their homes and put into orphanages to attract donations and help from volunteers → Read More

Scotland sets sights on slavery as more Vietnamese chase 'pot of gold'

Many young Vietnamese who make tortuous journeys to Britain through Russia and Europe often end up enslaved in nail bars and cannabis farms, or forced to sell sex → Read More