Human Trafficking News for September 9, 2012

  • How do you contribute to modern day slavery of human trafficking?
    In this week's Monitor cover story on the misunderstood scourge of human trafficking, some human rights advocates suggest that the global problem gets eclipsed by the issue of domestic sex trafficking. Forced labor is a part of the problem that is less publicized. If in the United States "human trafficking" is equated with sex, they argue, Americans miss the global problem.
  • Human trafficking: a misunderstood global scourge
    During a diplomatic visit to Calcutta, India, in May, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stopped at a shelter for young women and girls. It was not an ordinary shelter, but one with a specific mission – a mission Ms. Clinton wanted reporters to broadcast to Americans back home. It was a shelter established to help victims of human trafficking, an international crime that Clinton and …

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