The International Labor Organization estimates that 25 million men, women, and children are held in all forms of forced labor worldwide. Each year, the United States imports up to $144 billion worth of goods made using forced labor. Workers held in forced labor make the goods that we use every day. Whether we realize it or now, we have all contributed to this problem. In 1930, Congress passed the Tariff Act to prohibit the importation of goods made with forced and prison labor into the United States. Learn more about how the Human Trafficking Legal Center is using this act to create systems change and combat forced labor in global supply chains.
Read more and watch here.