The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will meet to discuss the topic of human trafficking and forced labor, and the government-wide efforts to combat it.
The International Labor Organization estimates 12.3 million people around the world were victims of child labor, forced or bonded labor and sexual servitude in 2007. Other estimates have said the number could actually reach as high as 27 million. HumanTrafficking.org offers a wealth of information on what is essentially modern-day slavery.