Slaves Among Us: The Hidden World of Human Trafficking (Hardcover)

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The horrific world of modern slavery is exposed in this book based on the first-hand experiences of victims of human trafficking. Through the stories of three remarkable individuals who share how they fell victim to traffickers and how their bodies and souls resisted an enterprise of total destruction, Monique Villa takes us around the world--from Ohio to Tokyo, London to India, Qatar to Colombia--to uncover a parallel world where men, women, and children are dehumanized and reduced to obedient machines. Written by a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, this powerful book uncovers the hidden world of slaves--no longer physically in chains--who walk among us, trapped in a cycle of exploitation. Despite significant progress in the fight for human rights, slavery continues to flourish. In fact, there are more slaves today, in countries rich and poor, than at any point in the past. By giving voice to survivors of this horrific trade, Villa vividly illustrates dire situations we can do something about. Her call to action outlines concrete steps to safeguard the vulnerable among us and to eliminate slavery in our time. The author is donating all proceeds from sales of this book to help combat human trafficking.

About the Author

Monique Villa is former CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She is the founder of TrustLaw, Trust Conference, and the Stop Slavery Awards. She is ranked among the world's 100 most influential people in business ethics by Ethisphere. In 2015, Villa received the Champions for Change Award for her vision and effort in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. She was also the recipient of ECPAT-USA's inaugural Freedom Award in 2017, recognizing her leadership in the fight to end child trafficking, and was ranked fourth in the UK's 2018 Top 100 Modern Slavery Influencers' Index. She lives in London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538127285
ISBN-10: 1538127288
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: October 4th, 2019
Pages: 216
Language: English

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