December 27th, 2011
01:13 PM ET

'Scarred by the Gadhafis'

A nanny horribly burned by a relative of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is building a new life in Malta. She is out of hospital but still needs almost daily treatment, and many more months of hospital visits lie ahead. CNN’s Dan Rivers has this update on her progress.

More from CNN's Dan Rivers on the burned Gadhafi nanny

Breaking the chains: Freedom's successes
This image showing enslaved fishing boys in Ghana was one of the first to appear on the Freedom Project.
December 19th, 2011
03:44 PM ET

Breaking the chains: Freedom's successes

(CNN) - Since its launch in March, the CNN Freedom Project has helped shine a spotlight on all aspects of modern-day slavery and spurred action from governments, corporations and individuals.

CNN reported on sex slaves and bonded workers, children and adults caught in despair, and the inspirational against-all-odds work of individuals and organizations fighting the trade.

Nearly 2,000 people have come out of slavery, either directly or indirectly, as a result of the hundreds of  stories broadcast on air and published online.


November 16th, 2011
10:54 AM ET

Burned Gadhafi nanny making progress

A nanny who suffered extensive burns when, she said, a relative of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's family poured boiling water on her, may be discharged from a hospital in Malta as early as next week. She has been receiving medial treatment there since she arrived from Libya in September. FULL POST

May 27th, 2011
04:07 PM ET

Sex slavery: A family business

A couple of months ago, The CNN Freedom Project brought you the harrowing tale of a sex slave ring run by a Romanian father and son, with reporting from CNN's Jonathan Wald and Dan Rivers.

Now, explore the story further with these excerpts from the documentary, "Sex slavery: A family business," which examines the flourishing sex trade in Romania and provides an inside look at the authorities' struggle to bring it under control. FULL POST

May 24th, 2011
08:30 AM ET

Fighting child sex slavery in Thailand

Thai police recently busted a sex slavery ring, rescuing nine boys and arresting a Buddhist monk. Police footage shows the monk in possession of several fake guns. Experts working the case say he and another Thai man bought boys, held them prisoner and then sold them to Westerners for sex.

The leader of the ring was sentenced to 84 years in prison for human trafficking and sexual abuse, a sentence that has since been halved because the judges said he’d cooperated with investigators and the court. The monk, who has been expelled from the clergy, received a 21-year prison sentence for trafficking and sexually abusing under-aged children.

CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

May 16th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Helping to stop sex trafficking

One group in London is working hard to help stop sex trafficking. CNN's Dan Rivers has their story.

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