Mon, Oct 21, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Nearly 30 Million Worldwide are Living in Slavery

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A new study from an Australian-based human rights group reports that nearly 30 million people worldwide are living in slavery-like conditions, with almost half of them in India. The study is the first-ever global index on slavery, and tracks forced labor, human trafficking, and the sale of children, among other abuses. We discuss modern day slavery worldwide, and what forms of slavery and human trafficking exist here in the Bay Area.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Nick Grono, CEO, Walk Free Foundation
  • Benjamin Skinner, co-founder, Tau Investment Management; former investigative journalist and author of "A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern Day Slavery."
  • Nola Brantley, co-founder and executive director, Misssey, an Oakland-based group that provides services for sexually exploited youth
  • David Batstone, president of the Not for Sale Campaign, an international agency dedicated to ending global slavery; professor of business at University of San Francisco; and author of "Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade and How We Can Fight It"

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