Human trafficking and slavery exploits the most vulnerable …
Presented by Ms. Regina Bernadin
The United States (U.S.) abolished slavery through the passing of the 13th amendment in the Bill of Rights. Despite its illegality and negative general acceptance in society, it has returned under a new guise. Human trafficking or modern-day slavery affects hundreds of thousands of people seeking a better life in the United States. This $32 billion dollar economic crime and human rights violation exploits the most vulnerable by forcing them to work in the sex industry, agricultural sectors, sweatshops, factories and in domestic work.
In 2000, the U.S government passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) to combat this scourge. Since then, it’s been reauthorized several times to meet the needs of the individuals, community and nation. This presentation will cover the evolution of anti-slavery law in the United States and the future of the TVPA.
This is a perfect webinar for those interested in legal issues and human rights, including law students, service providers, public policy makers, law enforcement, victim rights advocates and counselors.