Human Rights

Mauritania jails 13 anti-slavery activists

International activists say the verdict is a "devastating blow to the Mauritanian anti-slavery movement".

Human Rights

Modern-day slavery: The numbers

Which parts of the world have the most slaves and just how many people are living in slavery today?

Human Rights

Global index: Risk of modern slavery in 115 countries

Sixty percent of countries at high risk of using slaves, with 46 million people worldwide engaged in forced labour

Slavery: A 21st Century Evil

Bonded Slaves

It is a form of slavery that is passed down from one generation to the next, enslaving millions.

Slavery: A 21st Century Evil

Food Chain Slaves

It is a nation built on the abolition of slavery, but there are at least 40,000 slaves in the US today.

Inside Story

Why does slavery persist?

The Global Slavery Index says millions are trapped in modern slavery worldwide, with Asian countries topping the list.


Britain's modern slave trade

Revealing the true scale of modern slavery in suburban Britain. We expose the slave masters and the people smugglers and talk to victims.


US Civil War-era ex-slave Tubman to appear on $20 bill

Portrait of abolitionist to replace seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, one of numerous changes to US dollar bills.

Fault Lines

Seafood Slaves

We travel to Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand to investigate slavery in the multi-billion dollar seafood industry.

Human Rights

A trafficked fisherman's tale: 'My life was destroyed’

A man from Myanmar who spent more than a decade as a slave on a Thai fishing boat shares his story.

Human Rights

Guatemala: Justice for Sepur Zarco sex slavery victims

Indigenous victims of sexual slavery during Guatemala's war hope precedent-setting trial will help others get justice.

Human Rights

Guatemala sentences two to 360 years in sex slave case

Retired army officer and former paramilitary sentenced over sexual enslavement of women during bloody civil war.

Women Make Change

Meet the woman freeing Mauritania's slaves

In a country where slavery can be as much a psychological state as a physical one, Salimata Lam tackles it holistically.

War & Conflict

Reliving the rape camps of South Sudan's civil war

Government forces are accused of stealing women and girls for sex slavery during the bloody two-year conflict.

My Nigeria

From slave trading post to royal prison

How Calabar's Old Residency building offers a glimpse into Nigeria’s history.