Human trafficking is a booming modern-day slave trade that has ensnared the lives of millions of children, women, and men in major cities and towns across Southeast Asia. This presentation is a result of research compiled on human trafficking activity in the countries of Cambodia and India during an independent honors investigation course with Dr. Leslie Heaphy. The presentation describes the day-to-day lives of those caught in the slave trade in Southeast Asia, discusses the long-term emotional, physical, and mental consequences endured by human trafficking victims, and identifies the actions of human rights organizations that are working to alleviate human trafficking around the globe. The presentation will conclude with suggestions audience members can follow in order to help combat human trafficking both locally and globally.
Jenna Fleming is a pre-nursing student at Kent State Stark. Upon graduation, she hopes to use her nursing degree to bring hope and healing to underserved populations, both in the United States and overseas. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.