October 17th, 2012 at 6:00 am
This week CNN’s Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery has been featuring posts and videos by Siddharth Kara, author of Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia.
On Monday, he looked at bonded labor in Nepal and the ways in which the system has an impact around the world:
On Tuesday, Kara examines the exploitative shrimp industry of Bangladesh. As Kara explains shrimp harvesting provides a highly illustrative case study of the very powerful ways in which environmental change can directly contribute to human trafficking, debt bondage, and forced labor exploitation, especially in the far reaches of the developing world: