Today is the last day of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. But ending human trafficking through education and awareness is a year-round task. As the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work notes, we need more 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,” says 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.”