Human Trafficking

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Human trafficking is the term that is used today for modern-day slavery. Like African slaves in past centuries, many people from around the world are being held captive and forced to work. Some people are physically beaten to make them work. A few others are sold into slavery. Some are kidnapped. But most people are tricked into becoming a slave. They are given false promises of money, new jobs, educations, and better lives. Then the promises are broken. The victims of human trafficking are trapped. Human trafficking is taking place in almost every country of the world. In fact, there is a good chance that modern-day slaves live not too far from where you live. According to a 2008 report from the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges of this century, both here and abroad.
 

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Contents

What Is Human Trafficking?
4
The Causes of Human Trafficking
15
The Effects of Human Trafficking
30
Who Is Working to Stop Human Trafficking?
40
How You Can Help Stop Human Trafficking
49
Glossary
56
For More Information
57
For Further Reading
60
Bibliography
61
Index
62
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Hart, whose grandparents immigrated to Pennsylvania from Italy, has worked as an educator, an assistant librarian, an editor, and a desktop publisher. Currently she is a freelance writer and the author of four books. She has spent many years traveling the back roads of the United States.

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