With the rising number of women and child refugees making their way to Europe, fears are growing that they may fall prey to human traffickers. UNICEF is trying to help and is calling on national governments to share in the responsibility.
Around two-thirds of girls in Afghanistan are not in school, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Despite improved access to education, security concerns and social stigma keep most girls out of the classroom.
Many of the children migrants have been subjected to forced labor and prostitution. UN officials have called on the EU to create "protection corridors" for children migrants fleeing to Europe.
A study has found that the number of refugees whose loved ones may join them in Germany is much lower than government estimates. The figures potentially remove an obstacle for Chancellor Angela Merkel in coalition talks.
More than 40 million people were living in modern slavery last year, according to a new report. More than 25 million people were forced into labor and another 15 million people were living in forced marriages.
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