Ending Human Trafficking through Education and Awareness

Slavery is not a closed chapter of world history. While the modern practice may look different than the visuals of humans in chains that pepper history books, slavery continues to impact the lives of millions of people who are exploited for profit by human traffickers. Pushed primarily into forced labor and sex work, victims are recruited through a combination of coercion, force and fraud, often working right in front of our eyes in industries such as agriculture, construction and caretaking. As we recognize Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work acknowledges the need for greater public education around the practice of human trafficking in order to help aid the more than 20 million victims who live as modern-day slaves. 

“Trafficking and modern-day slavery is an incredibly complex, monster of a problem,” said Annalisa Enrile, USC Clinical Associate Professor. “Our attempts to bring it down to size, to make it simpler and more manageable have failed. We need to recognize that it as big as it is, as wicked or grand as it currently is. That is the only way that we will understand the sheer expanse that our practice needs to cover.”

Join MSW@USC as we shed light on the scope of this global problem by sharing this short educational video which provides an overview of the practice of human trafficking and offers ways that everybody can help. This video is part of a larger campaign that will take an in-depth look at the global impact of human trafficking.  

Please feel free to share our video. When doing so, please include sourcing to “MSW@USC, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work’s online Master of Social Work program.”