Saturday, August 04, 2007

Impact of U.S. Anti-Trafficking Funds Unknown

Source: Corbis

From Newsday:
While the U.S. government has given close to $500 million to foreign governments and human rights groups to combat human trafficking, there has been almost no evaluation of what impact the spending had on the problem, says a government study released Thursday.

In its assessment of U.S.-funded international projects, the Government Accountability Office also said it was virtually impossible to say if trafficking -- compelling people to work as prostitutes or indentured servants through fraud or brute force -- has increased or decreased globally.
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