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Human Trafficking
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 081607545X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7545-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 07/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 364
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 368

Summary

Despite the fact that the United Nations officially abolished slavery and the slave trade almost 60 years ago, millions of human beings live in slavery today. Human trafficking—the official term for modern-day slavery—consists of buying and selling people with the intent of exploiting them through forced labor or sexual acts.

Human Trafficking provides a thorough and much-needed examination of this controversial and timely topic. It describes the suffering caused by human trafficking as well as the financial, cultural, and other conditions that make trafficking within national borders and between far-flung "origin" and "destination" countries possible. The efforts of the United Nations, national governments, and non-governmental organizations to combat human trafficking are thoroughly discussed, as are efforts to provide direct aid to the individual victims of human trafficking. This new title examines how human trafficking is conducted in the United States, the Netherlands, Nigeria, India, and Belize. Each case study analyzes the patterns of trade and types of exploitation, the reasons countries have failed to halt human trafficking, and the steps taken by governments and organizations to reduce trafficking.

Specifications

Maps and charts. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Kathryn Cullen-DuPont is the award-winning author of several books on women’s history, including Women’s Rights on Trial, American Women Activists’ Writings: An Anthology, 1627-2002, and Facts On File’s Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America, Second Edition. She also served as a consultant on women’s issues for Grolier’s New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia and American Journey: Women in America, a multimedia CD-ROM project. She holds a B.A. from New York University and an M.F.A. from Goddard College and is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of English and the Humanities at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Foreword author Jessica Neuwirth is a cofounder and president of Equality Now, an international human rights organization established in 1992 to work for an end to all forms of violence and discrimination against women. Neuwirth holds a juris doctor from Harvard Law School and a bachelor of arts in history from Yale University.

Foreword author Taina Bien-Aimé is the executive director of Equality Now. She holds a juris doctor from New York University School of Law and a license in political science from the University of Geneva/Graduate School of International Studies in Switzerland.

Reviews and Awards

"...an excellent overview of the problems of human trafficking...invaluable."


American Reference Books Annual

"A hard-hitting, carefully documented analysis...stands out among the many other recent, serious titles dealing with trafficking...highly recommended for both research and general collections."


Feminist Collections

"...an invaluable resource..."


School Library Journal

"...insightful...an excellent starting point for further analysis into the field...Highly recommended."


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