Free 27,000,000 Slaves

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“There are two fundamentally opposed means whereby man, requiring sustenance, is impelled to obtain the necessary means for satisfying his desires. These are work and robbery, one’s own labor and the forcible appropriation of the labor of others. Robbery!” Franz Oppenheimer, 1922

There are 27 million slaves today, more than any time in history. Human Trafficking is now ranked as the second largest criminal industry word wide – second only to drug smuggling, and tying with illegal weapons transactions.

According to sources sited on the Amazing Change anti-slavery website:

27 Million: Number of people in modern-day slavery across the world.

800,000: Number of persons trafficked across international borders each year.

17,500: Number of foreign nationals who are trafficked into the U.S. every year.

91: Number of cities in the United States with reported cases of trafficking.

50: Percent of all victims are children.

$50 Million: US Government budget for efforts against human trafficking.

$19 Billion: US Government budget for efforts against drug trafficking.

20 Million: Number of bonded laborers in the world

218 Million: Estimated number of children working aged between five and seventeen.

126 Million: Estimated number of children who work in the worst forms of child labor – one in every twelve of the world’s five to seventeen year olds..

300,000: Estimated number of child soldiers involved in over 30 areas of conflict worldwide, some younger than 10 years old.

“As unimaginable as it seems, slavery and bondage still persist in the early 21st century. Millions of people around the world still suffer in silence in slave-like situations of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves. Trafficking in persons is one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time.” – U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2003

Slavery Today:

Slavery Facts

What is modern slavery?

Article by Chuck Norris – on abolishing modern slavery

Human Trafficking world wide

What is Human Trafficking

Free at Last – a true story of freedom from modern slavery

What can I do?

Pray – Prayer Guide for Abolition of Slavery

Sign – Sign the Petition to End Slavery

Educate – pdf educational resource

Anti-Slavery Websites:

Contemporary Slavery Institute – at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Understanding Slavery

International Justice Mission

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

Village Focus International

Free the Slaves

The Amazing Change

Visit the Amazing Grace Movie Website


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