Human Traffic Watch

Global development podcast: modern-day slavery in focus

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on July 5, 2013 at 9:25 am
A poster marking the international day of remembrance of the victims of slavery. Photograph: Rick Bajornas/UN

A poster marking the international day of remembrance of the victims of slavery. Photograph: Rick Bajornas/UN

How far is globalised trade driving modern slavery as it increases the demand for ever-cheaper goods? Why does slavery still exist almost 150 years after most countries abolished it? And what should governments do now to tackle the trafficking and exploitation of people for profit?

Annie Kelly hears guests including: Beate Andrees, head of the programme to combat forced labour at the ILORomana Cacchioli, ofAnti-Slavery International;Andrew Wallis, chief executive of Unseen;Leonardo Sakamoto, who covers slavery for Reporter Brazil, and a first-hand testimony from a Chinese person who has experience trafficking.

Source: The Guardian / Podcast: The Guardian

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