Modern Day Slavery
There are an estimated 21 million people in forced or coerced human trafficking worldwide. Of those 21 million individuals, about 68% are subjected to forced labor, while 22% are subjected to forced sexual exploitation.
Some traffickers it Atlanta earn up to $32,000 a week
Most victims are female
Trafficking victims suffer from sexual exploitation, forced labor, physical and mental abuse, and prostitution
We must look at the issues through the consistent ethic of life and realize that just because this is not happening to us, does not mean you should not take a stand. As we have learned through Catholic Social Teaching, we must cherish the dignity of everyone and work to make sure that even the poorest people are preferred.
Petition to contact local lawmakers to change current labor laws: Link is Below
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1 (888) 373-7888