Perspectives lecture: Asia's Human Trafficking Crisis
Tens of thousands of people are vulnerable to being trafficked in Southeast Asia, with governments struggling to understand and respond collectively to the problem, say experts and government officials.
A 2012 UN Office on Drugs and Crime report on human trafficking recorded more than 10,000 cases of trafficking in persons in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific between 2007-2010, but it is unclear what the situation is today.
Mark Wexler joins Asia Society Texas Center to discuss the epidemic of human trafficking across Asia. Wexler will be followed by local activist Dennis Mark, who will provide a brief update on Houston's role as a human trafficking hub.