The International Labor Organization estimates that in 2016, 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery with approximately one quarter of them being children (2017). Modern slavery encompasses forced labor and sexual exploitation. In the U.S., 403,000 people identify as victims of modern slavery and almost 9% of women were married under the age of 16 (The Global Slavery Index, 2018). The goal of this challenge is to promote freedom for all by addressing issues of modern slavery including forced labor, human trafficking, and involuntary marriage.
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- Sex crimes: transnational problems and global perspectives. Ackerman, Alissa R., and Furman, Rich. 2015.
- Human Trafficking: A Reference Handbook.Aronowitz, Alexis A. 2017.
- The slave next door : Human trafficking and slavery in America today. Bales, Kevin, and Soodalter, Ron. 2009.
- Life interrupted: trafficking into forced labor in the United States. Brennan, Denise. 2014.
- The state of sex : tourism, sex, and sin in the new American heartland. Barbara G. Brents, Crystal A. Jackson, and Kathryn Hausbeck.
- Sex, power, and slavery.Campbell, Gwyn, and Elbourne, Elizabeth. 2015.
- Modern slavery: a global perspective. Kara, Siddharth. 2017.
- Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. Kara, Siddharth. 2010.
- The victimization of women: law, policy and politics. Meloy, Michelle L, and Miller, Susan L. 2011.
- Poverty, agency, and human rights. Meyers, Diana Tietjens, ed. 2014.
- Illicit: How smugglers, traffickers and copycats are hijacking the global economy. Naím, Moisés, 2005.
- Human trafficking : trade for sex, labor, and organs. Purkayastha, Bandana, and Yousaf, Farhan Navid. 2018.
- Sexual enslavement of girls and women worldwide. Parrot, Andrea and Cummings, Nina. 2008.
- Human smuggling and border crossings. Sanchez, Gabriella. 2015.
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