232346 Slavery: Modern Manifestations of an Old Problem

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Cheryl E. Easley, PhD, RN , College of Health & Social Welfare, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
Despite centuries of struggle and national and international prohibition, slavery and human trafficking persist around the world. Modern day slavery takes on many forms and afflicts a variety of victims. It differs from the human bondage of the past since it is based on different economic incentives and varies in the ways that the enslaved are affected. Slavery and human trafficking result in a range health and public health outcomes as well as social costs. Efforts to prevent and end this egregious assault on human rights and justice are noted in international law and national legislation. Proposals for community action to identify and oppose slavery and human trafficking have also been advanced.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the persistence of slavery and human trafficking, including definitions, patterns, causes, and mechanisms. Describe the scope and geography of slavery, as well as issues of vulnerability and health implications. Describe international human rights law and national legislation relevant to slavery and human trafficking. Discuss efforts for the resolution of slavery and human trafficking at the international, national, and community levels.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have spoken and written on the general field of human rights and health for the past several decades and more recently have written and spoken locally and nationally on the specific area of modern day slavery and human trafficking.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.