January 10th, 2014
11:29 AM ET

The Gambia: How one teenager stood up to child marriages

In The Gambia, child marriages help alleviate poverty for many families. But Ramatoulie Jallow, a straight-A student with ambitions to be a doctor, wanted a different destiny and stood up to her father. Now she is an activist for children's rights, fighting to replace a culture of silence and early marriage for girls with education and the confidence to speak out.

Topics: In The News • Life In Slavery • Solutions • Voices
January 9th, 2014
11:47 AM ET

Ghana: Journalist goes undercover to expose traffickers

Police in Ghana storm a camp being used to keep children in slavery after one journalist spent weeks infiltrating the traffickers. In this video, CNN correspondent Vlad Duthiers meets the journalist and asks the minister responsible for protecting children what the government is doing to help.

December 18th, 2013
04:19 PM ET

South Korea's 'juicy bars': one woman's story of slavery and escape

Women who work in bars close to U.S. military bases in South Korea are often forced to do far more than serve juice. The U.S. military is warning its soldiers that the staff, often trafficked from the Philippines, are modern day slaves. But the bars are still in business. CNN correspondent Paula Hancocks spoke to one woman who managed to escape.

Inside Cambodia's hidden brothels
December 11th, 2013
01:53 PM ET

Inside Cambodia's hidden brothels

Karaoke bars are a common front for child prostitution. As part of the documentary "Every Day in Cambodia", Oscar-winning actress and activist Mira Sorvino writes about what it was like going behind the scenes of this illicit trade.

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Every Day in Cambodia: The women who sold their daughters to sex slavery
December 10th, 2013
05:10 PM ET

Every Day in Cambodia: The women who sold their daughters to sex slavery

A neighborhood in Cambodia is a global hotspot for the child sex trade. The people selling the children? Too often, their parents. CNN Freedom Project and Mira Sorvino, award-winning actress and human rights activist, investigate in a major new documentary, "Every Day in Cambodia", which airs for the first time on CNN International on Saturday at 10 a.m. CET.

Here is the story of three mothers, their children and the people trying to stop modern day slavery.

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December 4th, 2013
02:43 AM ET

How traffickers use technology

Modern day slavery is a high-tech crime. Criminals use many methods to lure and traffic their victims, including websites and games. Investigators and police in San Francisco give an insight.

Topics: In The News • Life In Slavery • Technology
November 22nd, 2013
02:47 PM ET

After 30 years held as a slave, what is the recovery process?

Three "extremely traumatized" women are being cared for by a charity after managing to leave a London house where they had allegedly been held captive for more than 30 years. Experts say compassion, time and allowing freedom of choice are essential to the rehabilitation process.

Aneeta Prem, founder of the Freedom Charity, which was contacted by one of the victims, tells CNN how they worked with police and what happens next for the victims. 

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Topics: In The News • Life In Slavery • Solutions • Voices
November 21st, 2013
05:15 PM ET

30 years in slavery - how could it happen in London?

British police have arrested a couple on suspicion of holding three "extremely traumatized" women captive for more than 30 years. One of the women - a 30-year-old Briton - "appears to have been in servitude for her entire life," said police. It's an unprecedented case for London's Human Trafficking Unit.

CNN's Max Foster spoke to UK lawmaker Andrew Boff who has just written a book investigating human trafficking in London and asked him how cases like this can happen.

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I was a modern-day slave in America
November 21st, 2013
04:22 PM ET

I was a modern-day slave in America

Ima Mutal was 17 when she left her home in Indonesia to work as a nanny in Los Angeles. As soon as she entered the U.S. her passport was confiscated by her new "employer" and her servitude began. Hundreds of thousands of people are thought to be enduring forced labor in the United States. This is just one story.

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November 8th, 2013
11:55 AM ET

A goat, a pig and saving children from slavery in Nepal

By Gena Somra

Nepalgunj, Nepal (CNN) - At first blush, one could mistake 88-year-old Olga Murray, a petite white-haired woman with a thousand megawatt smile, as something other than what she is: a passionate force to be reckoned with.

She may be tiny, but don't be fooled. Murray is a powerhouse.

The sun is blazing, the heat daunting, but as she walks through a remote area of Nepalgunj nestled along the Indian border, infamous for being the "hottest place in Nepal", Murray shows little sign of discomfort.

She is energized. And it is the work she has done here she says, that is one of her proudest achievements.

In this tiny corner of the world, far from the trappings of modern life, Murray's Nepal Youth Foundation has rescued more than 11,000 girls from the practice of "Kamlari" and the life of indentured servitude it brings.

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October 18th, 2013
11:52 AM ET

Two years trapped in U.S. sex slavery

Slavery is all over the world, not just developing countries. The film "Eden" is based on Chong Kim's story as a sex slave in U.S. Here she tells Becky Anderson how members of the public stood and did nothing when she tried to run away, and how she plotted her eventual escape.

October 18th, 2013
10:53 AM ET

'Do you love me?'

Anti-slavery campaigner Sophie Hayes has released a powerful campaign to draw attention to the dangers of women who get lured into relationships, only to lose their freedom. Women like her.

Topics: Life In Slavery • Voices
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