CSU, Chico Students
Brazil is a major country of origin for human trafficking. The presenters outline the extent of the problem, some of its origins, and what is being done to combat it. Internationally, the majority of trafficking out of the country is in the sex trade. Internally, trafficking is mostly for forced labor – victims come from both inside and outside of the country. It is estimated that 25,000 to 40,000 Brazilians are working in forced labor. Regarding the sex trade, prostitution is legal in Brazil. There are an estimated 500,000 child prostitutes (under age 18) in Brazil, at a per capita rate second only to Thailand.
Recorded: March 28, 2013