Sunday, March 9, 2008

Slavery Today: Did You Know?

More children, women and men are held in slavery right now than over the course of the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade. (International Justice Mission)

The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion (U.N.)

Each year, more than 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade (UNICEF)

27 million men, women and children are held as slaves. (Kevin Bales, Disposable People)

1 in 5 women is a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. (U. N. Development Fund for Women)

More than 1 million children live in detention, the vast majority awaiting trial for minor offenses. (UNICEF)

What will you do about this?

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