There are many human rights abuses that aren't well covered by the media and modern day slavery is one of them. In many middle eastern and eastern European countries slavery still exists and is widespread especially among immigrants and minorities. Earlier this month, a woman in Italy named Paola Clemente died while working in a grape field. Even though slavery hasn't been prominent in western countries for several centuries, this type of modern day slavery takes up a different form in how it lures its victims. There are instances where immigrant families will migrate to a new country and take any new job they can get. However, these jobs are extremely low paying and require many hours of work. These conditions eventually lead to exhaustion and sometimes even death if the right conditions persist. Modern slavery is not new to southern Italy’s agricultural industry. Thousands of Italians, migrant workers, and asylum seekers pick fruit and become vulnerable to trafficking. In Italy, where the effects of the economic downturn earlier in the decade are still being felt, farmers work with labor recruiters who serve as middlemen to take advantage of the cheap labor. These workers are paid very little and middlemen take what's left. There are many things that people can do to help those who are affected by modern slavery. The United States should not provide a market for slavery. However, it is clear that we are importing a tremendous number of goods that should, at the very least, be investigated for forced labor. To truly prevent Americans from supporting slavery, Customs and Border Protection needs to prioritize investigating these shipments. There are also things that everyday people can do like help spread awareness through social media or volunteer for aid based organizations.