The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) InfoGuide on Modern Slavery examines the forces driving slavery and the many forms it has taken, including debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.
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This resource provides access to publications, reports and videos related to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in child welfare, with particular emphasis on the role of California's child welfare agencies in supporting safety and stability for children and families impacted by commercial sexual exploitation.
Often compared to modern day slavery, human trafficking has become one of the world's largest hidden criminal industries. How do we, as youth, combat all forms of human trafficking?
In May and June 2011, PLOS Medicine published a commissioned six-part series on migration and health. If internal and international migrants comprised a nation, it would be the third most populous country in the world, just after China and India. Thus, there can be little doubt that population mobility is among the leading policy issues of the 21st century. However, policies to protect migrants and global health have so far been hampered by inadequate policy attention and poor international coordination. More coordination is needed across borders and policy sectors. In an editorial published at the end of the series, the PLOS Medicine Editors highlight one particularly troubling aspect of migration - sex trafficking - and what needs to be done to address it.
Legalized slavery has been abolished around the world, yet human trafficking remains a significant problem. Though slavery may not take the exact forms it did in the nineteenth century, approximately 45.8 million persons in 167 countries endure modern forms of slavery. Fellow Laura Murphy, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Modern Slavery Research Project at Loyola University New Orleans, is currently at work on a book about the way survivors of forced labor have mobilized the discourse of slavery in the twenty-first century to reinvigorate their struggles for freedom.
In this podcast, Murphy discusses the generic conventions of the slave narrative and how they complicate our notions of what it means to be free. For instance, in what she terms the “not-yet-freedom narrative,” survivors of slavery find their lives still circumscribed by systemic injustices, even after emancipation. By approaching the topic of slavery through the lens provided by literary analysis, Murphy argues it is possible to discover new insights into the conventions surrounding modern enslavement and more fully understand the experiences of those caught up in them.
In this project, you will explore a real-world problem, and then work through a series of steps to analyze that problem, research ways the problem could be solved, then propose a possible solution to that problem. Often, there are no specific right or wrong solutions, but sometimes one particular solution may be better than others. The key is making sure you fully understand the problem, have researched some possible solutions, and have proposed the solution that you can support with information / evidence.Begin by reading the problem statement in Step 1. Take the time to review all the information provided in the statement, including exploring the websites, videos and / or articles that are linked. Then work on steps 2 through 8 to complete this problem-based learning experience.
This e-case focuses on the collaborative design of policy to address sex trafficking in Minnesota. The purpose of this e-case is to explore how numerous leaders from different sectors collectively seized the opportunity to build and then persistently worked to collaboratively design policy to address a complex societal issue.
This resource provides access to videos produced and/or used by the Northern California Training Academy to support training for child welfare practitioners. To learn more about the Academy, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.