Thursday, January 29, 2009

Slavery in the Modern Age

One of the most horrific conditions to contemplate is the life of a 21st century slave, especially the women and children shackled in sex slavery. Siddharth Kara has written a book, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. Listen to an interview with him this morning on KUOW and check out the links to his work at that site. He spent over 18 months traveling around the world documenting the lives of sex slaves. One of the conclusions he came to is that the most effective way of dealing a blow to this evil is to make it a failed economic enterprise. There are many ways each of us can get involved in dealing a blow to this horror. Check out these sites: HumanTrafficking.org and list of United Nations Agencies, Programmes, NGOs and Foundations working on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. See also my earlier post on 1 November 2008 on this issue and different ways to get involved.

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