Originally posted on Beautiful Savior, Beautiful Women:
There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Yes, you heard that right. Slaves. Even today. 27 MILLION Men, Women and Children. Some organizations estimate this number even higher at 36 million. Even though slavery is illegal in every single country, it still exists. In 167 countries.
Slavery comes in many forms. Bonded labor is the most common, with victims often born into slavery, forced to repay a loan and resulting in a life of being completely controlled by others. Forced labor is a situation in which one is forced to work or provide service to one another against their will. Threat of punishment with little or no pay is the norm. Human trafficking and sexual exploitation – where one is taken away from their home, family or community – strips individuals of their identity. Most are vulnerable females. Many are promised employment or a better life. They are…
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