Tackling Trafficking: How to Put an End to Modern Slavery
July 10th, 2019 2:30PM -4:30PM
Sustainable Development Goal 8 calls for economic growth to be “a positive force for the whole planet.” Target 8.7 within this goal calls for “immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking … and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms.” The global community has its work cut out for it. In 2017, the International Labour Organization released research finding that more than 40 million people remain trapped in modern slavery. Additionally, the ILO estimated that 152 million children, between the ages of 5 and 17, were involved in some form of forced labor. Join GlobalWA, its partners and members for an in-depth look at how to we start to bring an end to human trafficking and modern slavery.