Modern-Day Slavery Is Alive

While slavery is illegal in every country, it happens everywhere, including the US. It is an institution that generates around 28 billion dollars annually and enslaves around 27 million people. In the US alone there are over 60,000 people enslaved, mainly as forced laborers and in the sex slavery industry.

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The Act

Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons

The Means

Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim

The Purpose

For the purpose of exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor, and the removal of organs.

What You Can Do

By spreading awareness and donating to the following websites you can help end slavery on a global scale. If you suspect a victim of human slavery please call 1 (888) 373-7888.

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