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Comparative Perspectives on Combating Human Trafficking

A modern form of the slave trade, human trafficking subjects millions of individuals annually to gross violations of human rights and human dignity. Adults and children are trafficked into the sex industry and into forced labor settings, including sweatshops, farms, and domestic servitude. Governments have responded in the past decade by enacting significant legislation, but the trade in persons persists. This program will compare the current situation of human trafficking in two countries, the United States and Australia, including the governments' responses, and the speakers will identify measures that could help combat human trafficking globally and locally.

SPEAKERS: Andreas Schloenhardt & Jonathan Todres

MODERATOR: Jerri Nims Rooker

This event was recorded February 23, 2010.  Duration: 59 minutes