April 20th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Business zero-tolerance for trafficking

The president of the world's largest employment agency explains what large and small businesses can do to fight slavery.

Topics: Business • Solutions

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  1. Cliff Friedman

    I too am totally opposed to slavery and human traffiking, however Mr. Arkless's comments regarding prostitution in general are an effort to legislate morality, even at the corporate level. Prostitution in itself should not be considered wrong, what two consenting adults do on their own time is their own business. If however, the prostitute is a child or a slave who is there not of their own free will it is a problem. But the way to solve this problem is not to drive prostitution further underground, but in fact to legalize and regulate it. If prostitution were recognized as just another business, with rules and regulations, that pays taxes etc...it would be much easier to eliminate child prostitution and slavery from its midst.

    April 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Reply
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      May 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • Chahat

      Its no surprise Henry is tkniag advantage of every specious opportunity he can to attack the liberals, but this isn't a rep/dem issue. This is standard operating procedure far lower down the chain, not national policy set by party as Iran Contra was. This is no different than their selling drugs to trace where they go which we do daily . well, there is one difference. The drugs we sell go to junkies, and guns we sell go to people who MIGHT murder Americans. Its much harder to feel outrage when a junkie gets our government drugs, but its apples to apples. The reality of this is unless we put in extremely restictive gun regulations in this country, Mexico, and other people looking for cheap available weapons are going to buy them here and we have no other options to trace the weapons to the bad guys than to do this. THEN who will be howling?!?!?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  2. prism

    Each year by some estimates, hundreds of thousands of girls and boys are trafficked globally. Child trafficking is a global issue.
    Very few people are actually aware of how large the problem is. Even if people are aware, they generally turn a blind eye towards the entire situation. For this reason, the level of awareness needs to be increased drastically.
    "Sold: An MTV EXIT Special", a gripping documentary presented by Indian actress and UNFPA Ambassador, Lara Dutta. The Program introduces the tragedy of trafficking in South Asia where thousand of young girls and boys are sold into modern-day slavery and shows how each one of us can help to prevent modern-day slavery.
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    April 21, 2011 at 4:30 am | Reply
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  4. Worked in Asia

    We should put public pressure on the companies in Asia whose business customs include freely handing out gifts of sexual services to their business guests. Of course, the receiving party's employers deserve public scrutiny as well, especially since a very large number of them are American and European companies.

    Many of the sexual providers involved are young girls (and boys) and because many of these Asian companies are doing so well financially, the sex traffickers they depend on can expect a very steady, and growing, source of demand.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  5. Dip

    Human Trafficking is just a shame. Planning on humiliating another person is just pure sin. I support the efforts of the UNODC and wish to acknowledge that assisting countries like South Africa in tackling this global, human rights violating act. I wish we (globally) would work together in identifying perpetrators and prosecuting everyone linked to their syndicates.

    May 7, 2011 at 2:48 am | Reply
  6. Cliff Friedman

    Again I say human trafficking, child pornography, and slavery of any type are inherently wrong. Prostitution is NOT. A better way to end human trafficking and slavery would be to legalize prostitution, keep it above board and regulate it. Let consenting adults do what they will behind closed doors, but stop children and slaves from being forced into anything they did not or want to or should not engage in.

    May 7, 2011 at 5:02 am | Reply
  7. Gizem Sakalli

    Slavery in any form is shameful and should be prevented. There are several great works that aim to raise awareness about this issue. One of them is a documentary about child prostitution called The Children of Calcutta. I think CNN movement can help these organizations come together and thus create a bigger force.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:27 am | Reply
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