1 – What is Human Trafficking?

Learn what human trafficking is so that you can begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss “What is human trafficking?” They explain the elements of human trafficking and examples through stories of both men and women who were coerced into slavery. The Global Center for Women and Justice gives a framework and a place to educate, research and teach students and the community to be an advocate for change. The approach is to equip this generation with resources such as the Women’s Studies Minor to encourage research.

Key Points

  • What does modern day slavery look like?
  • 3 elements of modern day slavery: Force, Fraud and Coercion.
  • Stories about young people who were coerced and lured into slavery because the traffickers sell hope.
  • Examples of human trafficking: Debt Bonds and Coercion.
  • Human Trafficking can be in every community and socio economic class.


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Sandie Morgan

Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking.

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