Did you know that slavery still exists? Read these facts to learn how prevalent human trafficking is all over the world.
Modern-day slavery. What one would hope to be an oxymoron proves to be a real and terrifying threat to our society. Unfortunately, this gross injustice is driven by human demand. Where there is a customer base, there is an opportunity for economic gain. Where there is a demand, there is someone willing to supply it. From sweat shops to brothels, enslavement has many faces. How do we address this concept of slavery in the 21st century? What is our role as global citizens in bringing to light this crime that is happening both in foreign countries and right under our noses?
Before answering these questions, it's important to know the facts about human trafficking. Here are some ideas to think about when addressing modern-day slavery and human trafficking:
This video tells the story of a community who became empowered and resisted their forced labor with the help of the organization Free the Slaves.
When it comes to conversations around human trafficking, there doesn't seem to be a lot of hope. But there are people and organizations working tirelessly to resist the forced and coerced labor of vulnerable persons. Even more, those people suffering from human trafficking are finding ways to become empowered and challenge the oppressive systems they are forced into. Watch the video below from Free the Slaves, an organization committed to making the world aware of widespread slavery and providing opportunities for people to free themselves from human trafficking.
How can you be active in addressing human trafficking? Find out below.
Here are ways you can help the effort to eradicate human trafficking: