How to combat modern slavery: Kevin Bales: TED 2010

Kevin Bales CMG is Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham, co-author of the Global Slavery Index, and was a co-founder and previously president of Free the Slaves.

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He says often it’s the same story, a truck comes into the village, and even though the guy might be sketchy, the family is starving, so they get into the truck, for thousands of miles, and put up with horrible, dangerous conditions for a while, but when they go to leave, the “hammer comes down” and they find they are enslaved.

It all starts with the same question:

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Take a look at his remarkable TED talk on Youtube:


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