2.5 Million Slaves in the World Today

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Did you know there are more than 2.5 million slaves in the world today?

They are the victims of human trafficking, a modern day form of slavery. And more than 2 million of these slaves are women and children, many of whom have been sold, coerced, or tricked into the commercial sex industry.

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States.  It’s intended to help raise public awareness of the slavery that exists right in front of us–though we may not always see it.  To raise your awareness, visit LiveYourDream.org.  Beginning today and continuing over the next week, the website will be featuring a fact about human trafficking that you can post, share or send along to your contacts.  You can also get the facts by following LiveYourDream.org on facebook.

To learn the facts behind the sex trafficking of women and girls, and what we can do to help stop it, read Soroptimist’s outstanding white paper at Soroptimist.org.


 

cathy-standiford Cathy Standiford is passionately committed to improving the lives of women and girls, locally and globally, and advocating for their basic human rights. Cathy served as 2009-2010 President of Soroptimist International of the Americas, LiveYourDream.org’s sponsoring organization: a global volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

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