Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a growing problem worldwide. This kind of modern slavery is yielding criminal profits of more than € 150 billion per year. According to the latest estimates 40 million people become victims annually.
The best-known form of THB is forced prostitution, but it also includes labour exploitation, organ trafficking, forced criminal activities and forced begging.
Almost every profession may come across victims of some sort of exploitation. These victims are often people who are vulnerable to manipulation, blackmail or coercion.
The bachelor minor Combatting Human Trafficking is a 15 EC minor programme at the University of Applied Sciences Ede. This is a unique multidisciplinary course of 10 weeks in Ede, the Netherlands. By discovering the complex world of human trafficking and applying the acquired knowledge to your own field of work, you can contribute to tackling social injustice.
The programme includes topics such as ethics, media, culture, religion, politics and human rights in relation to human trafficking.
The course is developed by senior lecturer Tamme de Leur, a professional consultant on combatting human trafficking. He advises multiple organisations and governments throughout the Netherlands and Europe.
Over the past three years more than 400 students have followed the course in the Netherlands and have given the programme an excellent rating.