Slavery. Wasn’t that abolished in the nineteenth century? Nope! The fact is that there are more humans enslaved today than ever before…27 million according to estimated statistics. Actual statistics are obviously difficult to obtain.
Whether for forced labor, servitude, human organs, exploitation for prostitution, which includes children, illegal adoption and marriage, or desperate, impoverished parents selling their children, the shackles have not disappeared.
Modern-day slavery is the second largest criminal industry in the world. It is said that 200,000 children in the U.S. are at high risk for sex trafficking and commercial exploitation every year.
These coerced souls bring their abductors an estimated worldwide income of $42.5 billion annually, which is more money than Google, Nike, and Starbucks combined. There are no lines of demarcation, no borders that contain this black-hearted element of humanity.
There is a movement happening to free these slaves, many of which are children. Sunday, January 11, is National Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Awareness Day. A new friend I met through Twitter, Diane Scimone, the president of Born to Fly International, asked me to write a post to help bring awareness to this worldwide degradation.
To become more informed, please do a search on the subject or visit these links…
This is the first so-called rockumentary to expose the world’s 27 million most terrifying secrets.
Someone’s baby, child, or other loved one has been stolen from his/her safe surroundings and is forced into doing things he/she does not want to do! Something that violates his/her body or conscience. Please give some thought as to what you can do. Please consider adding this to your prayer list. May the Lord bless you!