Monday, August 19, 2013

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AROUND THE WORLD Hidden in Plain Sight By Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon - The Washington Post

SOURCE: The Washington Post

"Human trafficking is one of those issues that rankles people even when they don’t understand its actual shape and scope. At least a dozen books have appeared in the past few years describing the horrors of sex trafficking, a gruesome practice of enslavement and perversion affecting millions of (mostly) girls the world over, including, with alarming frequency, in the United States. But as Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon point out in their encyclopedic study of global trafficking, the larger crime is forced-labor trafficking, which is three times greater than that for sex commerce. The official response to each is inadequate — under-resourced, legally fragile and too often complicit."

Continue with John Tirman's review of Human Trafficking Around the World:
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