Human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, is a crime that involves a trafficker holding a person at a workplace through force, fraud, or coercion for purposes of sexual exploitation or forced labor so that the trafficker can extract profit. Though it is outlawed virtually everywhere, it nonetheless persists. Researchers estimate that 40 million people are enslaved worldwide and that trafficking generates $150 billion of revenue for traffickers each year.
Please join us and Free The Slaves for an educational event commemorating National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Amy Wiwi will discuss Free The Slaves' innovative model for addressing modern-day slavery. Bukeni Waruzi will discuss the global legal framework that prohibits modern day slavery and share his experiences bringing to justice warlords who enslaved children as child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Timothy Patrick McCarthy will reflect on U.S. efforts to end human trafficking and steps that each of us can take to identify and root out modern day slavery in all its forms.
Time: 12-1 p.m. ET