Human Trafficking in the early years of the 21st Century, including reports of human trafficking for forced labor, forced prostitution, debt bondage, slavery and forced marriage, as well as the transfer of a child for purposes of exploitation.

 

 

 

Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery

Around the world, millions of people are living in bondage. They labor in fields and factories under brutal employers who threaten them with violence if they try to escape. They work in homes for families that keep them virtually imprisoned. They are forced to work as prostitutes or to beg in the streets, fearful of the consequences if they fail to earn their daily quota. They are women, men, and children of all ages, and they are often held far from home with no money, no connections, and no way to ask for help.

This is modern slavery, a crime that spans the globe, providing ruthless employers with an endless supply of people to abuse for financial gain. Human trafficking is a crime with many victims: not only those who are trafficked, but also the families they leave behind, some of whom never see their loved ones again.

Trafficking has a broad global impact as well. It weakens legitimate economies, fuels violence, threatens public health and safety, shatters families, and shreds the social fabric that is necessary for progress. And it is an affront to our basic values and our fundamental belief that all people everywhere deserve to live and work in safety and dignity.

[ Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report, 2009 ]

 

 

 

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South Asia [2007 Tier Ratings Map]

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A 9-year-old girl toils under the hot sun, making bricks from morning to night, seven days a week. She was trafficked with her entire family from Bihar, one of the poorest and most underdeveloped states in India, and sold to the owner of a brick-making factory. With no means of escape, and unable to speak the local language, the family is isolated and lives in terrible conditions. [photo by Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department]

 

This woman in her early 20s was trafficked into a blue jean sweatshop, where she and other young women were locked in and made to work 20 hours a day, sleeping on the floor, with little to eat and no pay. She managed to escape and was brought to the government-run Baan Kredtrakarn shelter in Bangkok. After a few days, when she felt safe enough to tell her story to the director, the police were informed and they raided the sweatshop, freeing 38 girls, ages 14-26. [photo by Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department]

 

Street kids, runaways, or children living in poverty can fall under the control of traffickers who force them into begging rings. Children are sometimes intentionally disfigured to attract more money from passersby. Victims of organized begging rings are often beaten or injured if they don't bring in enough money. They are also vulnerable to sexual abuse. [photo by Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department]

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CITE AS: Patt, Prof. Martin, "Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery", http://gvnet.com/humantrafficking/, [accessed <date>]

website created by Prof. Martin Patt, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts

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