How One Survivor’s Story Helps Us Understand Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is a complex criminal enterprise, trapping more than 20 million people worldwide in forced labor or sexual exploitation. Yet the crime often goes undetected and underreported while traffickers rake in $150 billion in profits annually without being held accountable to law enforcement.

We took a deep dive into six real-life cases of modern slavery in the United States to trace the process by which victims are recruited, transported, and ultimately exploited for labor and sex work. And we learned vital information about the actions and resources needed to stop it.

You can learn more about what we found by checking out our new page, Understanding Modern Slavery.

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Published on May 26, 2016

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