2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Human Trafficking and Human Rights in South Africa
Kathrine Olsen Flaate
Dr. Elaine McDuff, Faculty Mentor

Human trafficking is a global issue and its called the slavery of our time. This paper explores human trafficking in South Africa and why the country is called the hub of human trafficking. Human trafficking has developed and expanded with globalization. There is also other factors that have contributed to the expansion of human trafficking such as the strive for a better life. One of the issues with human trafficking is that it is well hidden, thus it is hard get specific information about the issue. Therefore the paper looks at various characteristics of who is at greater risk to become a victim. There are several organizations working with trying to stop human trafficking in the world. Among these are the UN, Amnesty International and the Red Cross. South Africa is hosting the World Cups the summer of 2010, and there are speculations of how this will affect human trafficking.

Keywords: Human trafficking, South Africa , Human rights , Refugee , Victim, Globalization , Poverty

Topic(s):Democracy and Human Rights in South Africa

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 56-9
Location: MG 1090
Time: 3:25

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