WUGA contributor Allison Salerno brings us this report of a UGA researcher who received a multi-million dollar grant to fight human trafficking.
Extras from Allison Salerno's interview with Dr. David Okech:
Q: What do you think about the trend toward referring to human trafficking as "modern-day slavery?
Q: Are the numbers of enslaved people worldwide greater than in 1850? Have the numbers of enslaved people worldwide increased in recent years?
Q: How does the cost of a human sold into slavery today compare with the cost of a human sold into slavery in 1850, the year the US Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act?
Q: Who in the United States is vulnerable to being trafficked?
Q: How will your research team use this grant money?