Achter de koopjes van alledag, waar we allemaal zo gek op zijn — de manicure voor een tientje, het ongelimiteerd buffet — ligt een wereld van dwangarbeid om die prijzen op zijn laagst te houden. Noy Thrupkaew onderzoekt mensenhandel — die behalve in ontwikkelingslanden ook floreert in Europa en de VS — en toont ons de mens achter de dwangarbeid die consumenten over de hele wereld voedt.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

ABOUT
Noy Thrupkaew · Global journalist

Noy Thrupkaew reports on human trafficking and the economics of exploitation through the lens of labor rights.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING
EXPLORE
An informative video series on anti-trafficking work from the New York Anti-Trafficking Network
ARTICLE
Ryan Beck Turner
Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 2014
A guide to how we shouldn’t — and should — be talking about this issue
ARTICLE
The Economist, March 14, 2015
A very good introductory three-part series on human trafficking from The Economist
ARTICLE
Crystal DeBoise
The Hill, January 25, 2015
ARTICLE
Greg Asbed
The Huffington Post, June 17, 2014
This is a guide for conscientious business. Please also see anti-trafficking/workers’ rights organizations section for more.
EXPLORE
International Labour Organization, 2015
EXPLORE
Committed to ending child labor in the carpet industry
“Dedicated to ending human rights abuses and forced labor associated with the raw materials found in products we use every day.”
EXPLORE
Verité provides research, training and resource development to deter abuse and promote good labor practices.
GENERAL-INTEREST BOOKS
BOOK
John Bowe
Random House Trade, 2008
An in-depth examination of labor exploitation
BOOK
Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild
Holt Paperbacks, 2004
An excellent anthology about the women who are part of increasingly globalized and still-marginalized work sectors.
ACADEMIC ARTICLES/RESEARCH
EXPLORE
Open Democracy
This partnership between Open Democracy and international researchers yields a wealth of insightful dispatches, reports and analysis. Each month also features a special issue devoted to a central theme.
ARTICLE
Hila Shamir
UCLA Law Review, November 6, 2012
The following two articles, by Hila Shamir and Janie Chuang, present powerful arguments for understanding human trafficking as part of a larger continuum of general labor exploitation.
ARTICLE
Jennifer Lynne Musto and danah boyd
Social Politics, Summer 2015
Musto and Boyd raise urgent questions about the use of technology to combat trafficking.