Barack Obama recently declared January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Recognized as a modern day version of slavery, human trafficking is an issue that impacts the most poor and vulnerable globally. For women, trafficking most often means prostitution.
On January 14, Lila Shahani, of the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Human Development & Poverty Reduction Cabinet Cluster of the Philippine Government, spoke about human trafficking in a Philippine, Canadian and Global Context.
For more on Lila's work on trafficking and the Philippines, you can read her paper: "Situating Human Trafficking in the Philippines: Global, National and Personal Contexts"
The talk was held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver B.C. and was recorded by Krystle Alarcon.