Serial No. 109-188: Modern Day Slavery: Spotlight on the 2006 'Trafficking in Persons Report', Forced Labor, and Sex Trafficking at the World Cup, Briefing and Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, June 14, 2006 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the June 14, 2006 hearing "Modern Day Slavery: Spotlight on the 2006 'Trafficking in Persons Report', Forced Labor, and Sex Trafficking at the World Cup" held before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations. From the opening statement of Christopher H. Smith: "The Subcommittee will hear expert testimony today concerning the scourge of human trafficking--modern-day slavery. As I know many people know by now, the United States Government estimates that between 600,000 to 800,000 women, children, and men are brought and sold across international borders each year and exploited through forced labor or commercial sex exploitation. Potentially millions more are trafficked internally within the borders of countries. Eighty percent of the victims are women and girls. An estimated 14,500 to 17,500 foreign citizens are trafficked into the United States each and every year. And now we know that many American girls and young women--many of whom start out as runaways-- are bought, sold, abused, and raped throughout the United States. To combat the exploitation of American girls, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2005 not only requires the Attorney General to conduct prevalent studies of sex trafficking and unlawful commercial sex acts in the U.S., but the new law requires both the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to prepare reports on best practices to reduce demand." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Julia Ormond, John Miller, Sharon Cohn, Masha Gnezdilova, Irina Veselykh, Charles Kernaghan, and Christopher Smith.
Serial No. 109-188
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