Banning police also denies non-trafficked sex workers protection from abusive customers, pimps, and managers, and it eliminates the possibility of perpetrator accountability. What are we to do, then? And he off ers seven tactics for increasing investigations and reducing corruption in police departments and judiciaries.
Chief among these tactics is circumventing corrupt police with a new force consisting of international police and local law enforcement, pursuant to a new antislavery convention. This emphasis on law enforcement is the right approach, but the mechanism is wrong. Donor nations are about as likely to create and fund a slavery intervention force as slavery-plagued governments are to submit to it.
After 30 years in the human rights movement, I find it unlikely that the international community will create a force to confront trafficking in a Bombay brothel when it has failed to protect Darfurians from genocide in Sudan. Moreover, Kara has given up on the possibility of national governments and local police forces too soon. The combination of international pressure, robust social demand, and the training and leadership of police can make significant inroads against sex trafficking.
But the clear progress seen in Phnom Penh over the past five years suggests that we should not reject the approach of making local public justice systems work for the poor and vulnerable before it truly has been tried. Although Kara underestimates the contribution of national governments and local police in his abolition framework, he has produced an impressive, scholarly book that will prove an asset for the global anti-trafficking movement in the next decade of its work protecting vulnerable children, women, and men.
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He proposes solutions without glibness and deeply explores the roots and reality of the problem without hopelessness. Holly Burkhalter is vice president of government relations at the International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression.
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Siddharth Kara: In a crowded global human rights agenda, the primary lesson for antislavery advocacy has been to base that advocacy on sound research and analysis. Rahim Kanani: If you could point to a few organizations that are truly making a difference and moving the needle on this issue, who would you point to as great case studies of impact?
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Rahim Kanani: Lastly, and looking ahead, what is the way forward, and how can ordinary people contribute to this cause? Siddharth Kara: The first thing ordinary people can do is to inform themselves of the issue by reading as many books that focus on some level of actual analysis as possible admittedly, there are not many. Kara is also the author of the award-winning book, " Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery ," the first of three books he is writing on the subjects of human trafficking and contemporary slavery.
As an undergraduate, I spent one summer volunteering in a Bosnian refugee camp near the Slovenian-Croatian border and heard numerous tales of genocide and sex trafficking. A few years later I decided I needed to understand how and why these crimes were occurring, so I set aside my corporate career and commenced what has now become more than eleven years of almost entirely self-funded research into all forms of contemporary servitude around the world.
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Having said this, there are several key differences with modern slavery that make it in many ways more expansive and pernicious than ever before. First, slaves today can be exploited in dozens of industries that are intricately woven into the global economy, as opposed to just agriculture and domestic servitude as centuries ago. These and other dynamics make slaves more accessible, expendable, exploitable and profitable than every before.
Much effort in the field of combating modern slavery has focused more on anecdote and sensationalism than on actual analysis of the problem. A paucity of resources deployed to understanding and combating slavery is another primary barrier. The US government spends times more money each year to combat drug trafficking than slavery.
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This does not mean that we will end slavery by simply throwing money at the problem, but it gives a sense of the anemic level of resources that have been allocated towards this issue. And by the way, the US government spends more money to combat slavery than most any other government in the world, so that gives you a real sense of how big the gap is globally. Another primary challenge has to do with the inability of activists in the field to catalyze a more unified grassroots movement to combat the issue. The antislavery movement remains highly fragmented, and as a result, its ability to mobilize social opinion and lawmakers on the issue has been hampered.
The primary area of progress relates to a massive increase in awareness of the issue. When I started my research in , very few people knew about human trafficking and contemporary slavery. Since that time, there have been many films and TV shows about the issue, many new organizations created to combat slavery, many new laws passed around the world to do the same, and an overall increase in general knowledge of the issue.
However, not all awareness is good awareness, and at times the awareness raised has been sensational, inaccurate, and more focused on personal or organizational gain. Another area of improvement has to do with the engagement of the commercial sector on the issue. More and more companies in several industries have become aware of human trafficking and have taken modest steps to understand and combat the issue.
This is a good sign that, if continued, promises to be very beneficial to the field.