Human Trafficking in the 21st Century and the Way We React
I usually write about technology and how it affects the world of business. How we can use it to create better marketing models and how we can use those marketing models to make more money, so this is a departure from my normal beat. The reason I chose to do it is not unrelated to business, as a matter of fact you could say it is the reason business exists.
I firmly believe that business, in the 21st century, has the capacity to change the world. We live in a time when the business models of the past and the institutions in which we placed so much trust have been examined and found wanting. We have learnt to put less faith in authority and less trust in those we choose to represent us and this has made each of us more empowered and more accountable than at any other moment in history.
Where we go from here, really is up to us. In a time when we are so hyperaware and well-informed about so many issues in the world. In a moment in history when can find out almost anything about anyone and use social media tools to bring about regime change without firing as much as a shell, it would seem incredible to claim ignorance about the plight of women sold (for lack of a better word) into sexual slavery for less money than you and I would spend on a package holiday.
The Price of Sex is a film about the trafficking of women from Eastern Europe into the West, Russia and the Middle East. Historically, societies have turned a blind eye to the practice of the world’s oldest profession because politically it is a non-started and socially it is the kind of issue that fails to make good poster material or even good dinner-party conversation.Continued on the next page