7 ways to increase the impact of anti-slavery interventions

The Bussa Emancipation Statue in Bridgetown, Barbados, commemorates the revolt against slavery in 1816. Photo by: Bob Jenkin / CC BY-NC-SA  

There is no doubt that modern slavery is among the international development community’s toughest challenges.

The clandestine nature of the industry makes it difficult to calculate the scale of the problem, which is exacerbated by the fact that many trafficking victims are forced into situations where they are seen and documented as criminals, such as in prostitution, or illegal immigrants.

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  • Sharmila parmanand

    Sharmila Parmanand

    Sharmila is currently an instructor at the University of Vermont. She has a master’s degree in gender and development and has supervised and conducted research projects on human trafficking and related issues. She has also worked as a debate and public-speaking consultant in more than 20 countries.

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