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Forced labor is one of the most difficult forms of human trafficking to identify and frequently the most elusive. Vulnerable populations are at risk for trafficking due to poverty, political unrest, forced migration, and corruption. Labor trafficking may include those forced into bonded labor, domestic servitude, sweatshops, agriculture, and other industries. Children are often recruited as beggars, camel jockeys, and domestic slaves.

Unprotected and often invisible, trafficked victims have limited means for escape and are often isolated as in the case of domestic servants in private homes. Individuals may subjugate workers through threats of violence and use of force. Many children and adults trafficked and forced into labor are sexually abused as well.

What is being done to address forced labor? This webinar, sponsored by the Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking and the Government Innovators Network, focused on the best practices to combat one of the most invisible forms of human trafficking.

Resources:

2009 Global Report on Forced Labour

DOL Report on Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (PDF)

Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking

International Labour Organization

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime

U.S. Department of Labor

Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT)

OCFT Research, Policy, and Awareness Raising

William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (PDF)

E. Benjamin Skinner's website

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

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