What Will End Modern-Day Slavery?

ActivismMost experts believe that slavery will exist as long as there are economic disparities – and unscrupulous individuals willing to exploit others for profit. But that doesn’t mean effective action isn’t possible.  Here are a few ways slavery’s ugly presence can be eliminated or at least significantly reduced:

  • Raising public awareness of the existence of slavery in the global economy by, for example, listing products or services derived from forced labor.
  • Pressing for national laws and local statutes that make human trafficking a separate and distinct crime.
  • Reducing demand for commercial sex by increasing liabilities for those who purchase sex.
  • Enforcing existing national prohibitions against slavery and human trafficking through increased reliance on transnational investigational work and data collection and sharing.

Note: This list will continue to grow as I continue to research this policy area.

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One response to “What Will End Modern-Day Slavery?

  • dinahkanderson

    Thank you for sharing ways individuals can take action to put an end to human trafficking. I don’t think most people are aware of how they support trafficking when they buy certain goods and services. Human trafficking includes sex and labor trafficking. So we have those who have been sex trafficked, most often vulnerable minors and those who have been previously sexually abused, and those who have been labor trafficked, often undocumented people and those who want to immigrate to the U.S. I am becoming more and more aware of this issue and find it sad and scary how prevalent it is.

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