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The Economic and Social Context of Human Trafficking

Global Women's Project | Sun, Oct 28, 2007

The Economic and Social Context of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking, the current form of modern slavery, has escalated in the recent decade. According to UN statistics, over 2.4 million persons are trafficked a year in an illegal industry that reaps from $7 to $10million dollars annually, third only to the illegal trade in drugs and in arms. The illegal trade in human beings is both facilitated and driven by the effects of globalization economic integration and the continuing dominance of the system of patriarchy throughout the world. This power point examines the push/pull factors of trafficking and migration which brings many people into both forced economic labor and forced sexual labor.