New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking (Rebroadcast)

New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking (Rebroadcast)

An estimated 20 million people are trafficked into prostitution or forced labor worldwide. A British survivor tells her story of how she was forced into the sex trade. A panel of guests discusses new efforts to combat modern slavery.

A young, educated British woman was spending an idyllic weekend in Italy with her seemingly charming boyfriend she knew for five years. But the day she was supposed to return home, he threatened to kill her younger brothers if she didn’t help him pay off debts. For the next six months, she was forced to work as a prostitute. She wrote a memoir about her escape and how her captor remains at large. This young woman is one of an estimated 20 million people who are trafficked for sex or forced labor worldwide. We talk with her and a panel of guests about new efforts to combat modern slavery.

Guests

Sophie Hayes

author of "Trafficked: My Story of Surviving, Escaping, and Transcending Abduction into Prostitution." (The name Sophie Hayes is a pseudonym to protect her identity.)

Bradley Myles

executive director and CEO, Polaris Project.

Martina Vandenberg

president and founder, Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center.

Bill Woolf

detective, Fairfax County Police

Read An Excerpt

Excerpted from "Trafficked: My Story of Surviving, Escaping, and Transcending Abduction into Prostitution" by Sophie Hayes. Copyright © 2013 by Sophie Hayes. With permission of the publisher, Sourcebooks.

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