Human trafficking

Children in Mesang district in Cambodia are at high risk for human trafficking, migration and exploitation because of lack of jobs and opportunities for young people. MCC’s Global Family program supports sewing classes that enable students to open their own businesses, helping their families survive without leaving their villages.
Children in Mesang district in Cambodia are at high risk for human trafficking,
migration and exploitation because of lack of jobs and opportunities for young
people. MCC’s Global Family program supports sewing classes that enable
students to open their own businesses, helping their families survive without
leaving their villages.

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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