One modern form of slavery is human trafficking. Every year thousands of children, women and men are brought to european countries. Some come voluntarily, lured by false promises. There these people are exploited and forced to work. A billion dollar industry that many people do not know about.
In a Fishbowl-Discussion, we discussed some of the issues related to human trafficking. After almost two hours, Helga Gayer summarized the motivation for human trafficking in one sentence: "In the end, it's all about money." That point has been made before: when something is cheap, probably someone else is paying the price - no matter if it is sneakers, clothes or sex that you're buying.