The Modern Slave Trade
Public Health Impacts

Summary

THE MODERN SLAVE TRADE: Public Health Impacts
Presented in Collaboration with PRI’S The World & WGBH

A global scourge, human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that traps millions of people in lives of forced labor and sexual exploitation. Political instability and extremism leave people, especially women and children, vulnerable to predation. In this Forum, anti-trafficking and human rights experts convened to discuss the public health implications of the shadowy world of trafficking. What drives and sustains the industry? How are governments, NGOs, and other agencies fighting trafficking in their communities, including in the U.S.? What interventions work? And why is this issue so important to public health?

Brief Video Highlights

Presented in Collaboration with PRI'S The World & WGBH

Image Credit: Getty Images l Jonas Gratzer