The horrors of human trafficking

ideaExchange | slavery and extracted organs

With an estimated 27 million victimized around the globe, human trafficking includes everything from forced sexual labour in brothels, to the debt bondage that produces the jeans we wear, the cell phones we put in those jean pockets and the harvesting of human organs for sale. Next to trading weapons and drugs, trading people produces the greatest profits for international organized crime in our increasingly globalized world.

In this episode of ideaExchange, Val Hiebert and Dennis Hiebert wrestle with the question of how to respond meaningfully and effectively to this complex and troubling issue.

Dennis is the Chair of the Department of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Providence College. Val is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Providence College.

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