The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 21 million victims of forced labor and human trafficking around the world. Human trafficking and forced labor generate $150 billion dollars annually.
Today, Hamlin 6th graders listened to a panel discussion with the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. As part of the conversation, students asked well-researched and thoughtful questions. Here are three question examples:
How do laws protecting victims of human trafficking vary from state to state?
What types of training does law enforcement receive to combat human trafficking?
How are perpetrators of human trafficking caught?
The information they gained served to further their understanding of a topic that they are studying in social studies classes.
The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking has five central goals:
Public Awareness: Increase the general public’s awareness about human trafficking.