Asia Pacific

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

25-year-old demonstration in Seoul draws international attention to Japan's World War II sex slavery in occupied Asia.

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

slavery

Slavery trafficking victims crippled by fear in UK

Saved from grips of being trafficked into modern-day slavery, victims suffer severe trauma and struggle to move on.

Slavery trafficking victims crippled by fear in UK

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Cape Town slave descendants share stories of strength

An exhibit on South Africa's history of slavery helps a new generation understand their heritage.

Cape Town slave descendants share stories of strength

101 East

India's Slave Brides

101 East investigates how every year, tens of thousands of girls and women in India are trafficked into slave marriages.

Arts & Culture

Museum sheds light on African American history

Washington, DC museum confronts US slavery history while highlighting African American culture

Museum sheds light on African American history

Human Rights

Former S Korean sex slaves sue government over pay out

Each woman used as sex slave by Japan's troops during WWII is to receive $90,000, a move they consider inadequate.

Former S Korean sex slaves sue government over pay out

Human Rights

Mauritania jails 13 anti-slavery activists

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

Mauritania jails 13 anti-slavery activists

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?

Modern-day slavery: The numbers

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

Global index: Risk of modern slavery in 115 countries

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.

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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.

Britain's modern slave trade

Politics

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.