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ERIC Number: EJ931386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-12
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
The Dark Side of Globalization
Hu, Helen
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v28 n7 p10-11 May 2011
With an estimated 27 million people enslaved around the world, academics at a recent international conference on human trafficking explored ways they could help end the shameful practice. Professors, students, non-governmental organizations and others gathered at the Conference on Religion, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, held at the University of Denver, to share information about human trafficking in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States. They brainstormed ways that universities and individuals can help fight human trafficking, including forming anti-slavery societies on campuses, incorporating the topic into a wide range of courses, buying products from companies that don't use slave labor and making more people aware of the problem. Trafficking has grown alongside free trade, globalization and other economic and social trends. Victims are often abducted, lured with false job offers, sold by relatives or sometimes enter into slavery voluntarily to help their families. Slave trafficking comes in a staggering array of forms around the world, with slaves engaging in the sex trade, agriculture, construction, domestic work and factory work, among others. While the problem remains difficult to eradicate, there have been some bright spots. Human trafficking cuts across virtually all subject areas, and students and faculty members would be invigorated by studying it and working against it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; United States