Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers exploit men, women and children by means of force, fraud or coercion for forced labor or commercial sexual services. The International Labour Organization estimates that at any given time 24.9 million people are trapped in forced labor worldwide. These enslaved men, women and children generate $150 billion per year in illicit profits for traffickers, making human trafficking the second most profitable organized crime in the world. Victims are forced or are working under threat or coercion as domestic workers, on construction sites, in factories, on farms and for commercial sex. One in four of these victims are children.

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(Left to right) A Path Appears; Not My Life; I am Jane Doe; After I Pick the Fruit; Food Chains


(Left to right) Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn; A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn; Not for Sale by David Batstone; The Locust Effect by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros; Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd; Ending Slavery by Kevin Bales; Sex Trafficking by Siddharth Kara; What Slaveholders Think by Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick; Disposable People by Kevin Bales

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