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UN's role in fighting slavery today

Women are being traded as slaves on WhatsApp - here's how the UN can act.

CURRENT FORM OF SLAVERY: More than 5,000 Yazidi women, children and men are thought to be enslaved by Islamic State right now. It has set up slave registries and markets, openly advocates the revival of slavery through official mouthpieces, and has issued "how-to" manuals on slavery.

THE members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council hear terrible stories from conflict zones with alarming frequency. So it takes a truly horrific tale to bring them to tears.

Yet as officials in the Council listened last December to Nadia Murad Basee Taha bravely recount her...

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