May 14, 2011

Ending Modern Day Slavery

Most of us relate slavery to African-Americans being shipped over from Africa to the United States in the 16th through the 19th centuries...few of us are aware of the ongoing struggle many people face in the 21st century.

Modern day slavery is still a strong cell of activity around the world: Globally, some 600,000 to 800,000 people are being trafficked across international boarders each year, 20% of the victims are children.*
In the United States, the CIA estimates 50,000 people are trafficked through the USA annually as sex slaves, domestics, garment and agricultural slaves.*

These numbers are startling to say the least; thankfully, there are many groups dedicated to ending this disturbing trend.
Members of IALF will share information via CNN's Freedom Project. Please feel free to check out the following link for information, stats, and ways to help:

For additional information about human trafficing, visit UNICEF (, World Hope International (, and Save the Children (

*stats from and US State Department


mike1909 said...

Thank you for the post !
We tend to look at this problem as something that is very distant, as part of the past or going on far from our geographical area. In fact it is in our own backyard. Around us. On the street that we live.
We must learn more about it, keep our eyes and hearts open and start doing more to end it.

doublebeee said...

Thank you sohappi for bringing this to the world's attention!!!

It's our duty as a member of mankind and activists for humanity to raise our voices against this and help the innocent children.

It's sad and shocking but it's around. Let's fight with love and never stop to stand up for the rights of children!

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