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Slavery isn’t confined to the history books. In fact, this thriving international industry still operates throughout the United States. Worldwide, UNICEF estimates that some 1.8 million children a year are forced into the commercial sex trade and calls human trafficking one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Undaunted by the scale of the problem, some UI alumni are tackling human trafficking on different fronts and in other parts of the nation. Read their story in Iowa Alumni Magazine at