Modern Day Slavery and What We Buy
Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on how slavery exists today and how it impacts the production, handling, and distribution of various goods (the global supply chain).
According to a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO), forced trafficking generates $150 billion in illegal profits per year. Approximately two thirds of the total ($99 billion) is generated from sexual exploitation with approximately $51 billion generated from forced labor.
Trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation has historically been the most commonly reported -and prosecuted- form of human trafficking globally. However, victims of forced labor and debt bondage are held in conditions of slavery in a variety of jobs, including agricultural and construction work, domestic servitude and other labor-intensive jobs.
With nearly 30 million people in situations of forced labor and trafficking (according to the 2013 Global Slavery Index), join us as we hear from experts on how this affects the global supply chain and labor market and what our government and organizations are doing to combat the human rights atrocities of modern day slavery.
For any questions, please contact the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at 202-225-3599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amb. Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State
Neha Misra, Senior Specialist, Migration and Human Trafficking, Solidarity Center
Dan Viederman, CEO, Verité
Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor For Child Protection, World Vision
Biram Dah Abeid, Founder and President, Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania