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Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and children are abducted, deceived, seduced, or sold into forced prostitution, coerced to service hundreds if not thousands of men before being discarded. These trafficked sex slaves form the backbone of one of the world's most profitable illicit enterprises and generate huge profits for their exploiters, for unlike narcotics, which must be grown, harvested, refined, and packaged, sex slaves require no such "processing," and can be repeatedly "consumed."
Kara first encountered the ho... MORE
In this book, Kara provides a riveting account of his journey into this unconscionable industry, sharing the moving stories of its victims and revealing the shocking conditions of their exploitation. He draws on his background in finance, economics, and law to provide the first ever business analysis of contemporary slavery worldwide, focusing on its most profitable and barbaric form: sex trafficking. Kara describes the local factors and global economic forces that gave rise to this and other forms of modern slavery over the past two decades and quantifies, for the first time, the size, growth, and profitability of each industry. Finally, he identifies the sectors of the sex trafficking industry that would be hardest hit by specifically designed interventions and recommends the specific legal, tactical, and policy measures that would target these vulnerable sectors and help to abolish this form of slavery, once and for all.
The author will donate a portion of the proceeds of this book to the anti-slavery organization, Free the Slaves.
"An impressive, scholarly book that will prove an asset for the global anti-trafficking movement in the next decade." - Holly Burkhalter, Stanford Social Innovation Review
"A disturbing and illuminating study of one of the underbellies of economic globalization: the global sex trafficking industry." - Padraig Carmody, Irish Times
"An eloquent, campaigning book that addresses an evil that belittles our humanity." - Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times
|Sex Trafficking: An Overview||p. 1|
|India and Nepal||p. 45|
|Italy and Western Europe||p. 83|
|Moldova and the Former Soviet Union||p. 108|
|Albania and the Balkans||p. 129|
|Thailand and the Mekong Subregion||p. 152|
|The United States||p. 179|
|A Framework for Abolition: Risk and Demand... MORE||p. 200|
|Selected Tables and Notes||p. 221|
|Contemporary Slavery Economics||p. 227|
|Selected Human Development Statistics||p. 259|
|Works Cited||p. 279|
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