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The 21st Century Slave Trade

May 4th, 2008     by Cate Simpson     Comments

According to the United Nations, human trafficking is now the third most lucrative criminal enterprise in the world, after weapons and narcotics.

This week’s New Yorker has a piece about a woman in Moldova who works as a repatriation specialist, bringing home the victims of human trafficking. Some of it makes for harrowing reading, but there are also these incredible shows of strength and determination - strength that I can’t imagine holding onto after what some of these women have been through.

It’s also amazing to read about what this organization - called the International Organization for Migration - has achieved, sometimes even tracking down women who call them with no idea what country they’ve been taken to.

Tags: activist report, media savvy

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