Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trafficking again....

Just a short one with another tidbit of information:

Forced Labor

The majority of human trafficking in the world takes the form of forced labor, according to the ILO’s estimate on forced labor. Also known as involuntary servitude, forced labor may result when unscrupulous employers take advantage of gaps in law enforcement to exploit vulnerable workers. These workers are made more vulnerable to forced labor practices because of high rates of unemployment, poverty, crime, discrimination, corruption, political conflict, and cultural acceptance of the practice. Immigrants are particularly vulnerable, but individuals are also forced into labor in their own countries.
- A very official link -> http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2009/123126.htm

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