What will end slavery?
Most experts believe that slavery will exist as long as there are economic disparities — and unscrupulous individuals willing to exploit others for profit. But that doesn’t mean effective action isn’t possible. Slavery’s ugly presence can be reduced or eliminated through these steps:
- Raise public awareness of the existence of slavery in the global economy by listing products or services derived from forced labor.
- Press for national laws and local statutes that make human trafficking a separate and distinct crime.
- Reduce demand for commercial sex by increasing liabilities for those who purchase sex.
- Enforce existing national prohibitions against slavery and human trafficking through increased reliance on transnational investigational work and data collection and sharing.