February 17th, 2011
02:39 PM ET

More about The CNN Freedom Project

This year CNN will join the fight to end modern-day slavery and shine a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplify the voices of the victims, highlight success stories and help unravel the complicated tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.

Topics: Life In Slavery • Solutions • The Traffickers • Voices
February 17th, 2011
02:12 PM ET

The 'ugly underbelly of America'

For a special report in December, CNN's Anderson Cooper talked to John Walsh, host of TV's "America's Most Wanted," about human trafficking in the United States. Here's an edited transcript of the interview.

WALSH: It's all - it's all over this country, and I don't think politicians or the criminal justice system has really dealt with it. It's the ugly underbelly of America.

It's something - save the whales is a good thing, save the polar bears, save the Amazon, but this is ugly, ugly stuff. There's three big revenue streams for illegal activity. No. 1 is drugs. We all know that. Tied with number two with illegal arms and guns is sex trade. FULL POST

Topics: The Traffickers • Voices
February 17th, 2011
12:20 PM ET

Former child soldier: 'I'm going to die here'

A young girl forced into sex slavery by Uganda's "Lord's Resistance Army" is teaching other children about her nightmare.

February 17th, 2011
11:35 AM ET

The Facts: Average price of a slave

In 1809, the average price for a slave was $40,000 (adjusted to today's money). Two hundred years later, in 2009, the average price was just $90, according to Kevin Bales of freetheslaves.org.

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Topics: The Facts