Although many students in the U.S. learn that slavery ended in the 19th century, there are more slaves in the world now than at the height of the Atlantic slave trade. Human trafficking is the modern-day practice of enslaving men and women, both as forced laborers and in the commercial sex industry.
In 2015 our office increased its work on human trafficking. Our staff participate in a new interfaith working group on trafficking in D.C. which began meeting over the summer. A new web resource page with an updated policy brief and information about current legislation is now available at washingtonmemo.org/trafficking.
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