Many people believe that slavery was abolished years ago through legislation, however, despite these prohibitions, slavery still exists. Slaves are often forced or coerced into prostitution or made to work in deplorable factory conditions. Learn about modern slavery in the latest How Stuff Works podcast.
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How far is globalised trade driving modern slavery as it increases the demand for ever-cheaper goods? Why does slavery still exist almost 150 years after most countries abolished it? And what should governments do now to tackle the trafficking and exploitation of people for profit?
Annie Kelly hears guests including: Beate Andrees, head of the programme to combat forced labour at the ILO; Romana Cacchioli, of Anti-Slavery International; Andrew Wallis, chief executive of Unseen; Leonardo Sakamoto, who covers slavery for Reporter Brazil, and a first-hand testimony from a Chinese person who has experience trafficking.
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In 2008, a program called Voices for Change began in Cambodia. The program began with a vision to provide survivors of human trafficking with the opportunity to have their voices heard all around the world.
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