21 February 2010 – Traffic

There are more than 27 million slaves in the world today. 
That’s more than at the height of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
TRAFFICKING IS… to be deceived or taken against your will, bought, sold and transported into slavery for sexual exploitation, sweat shops, child brides, circuses, sacrificial worship, forced begging, sale of human organs, farm labor, domestic servitude.
TRAFFICKING IS… where family members and friends deceive parents to release their children or sell them for as little as $20 each, selling them on to local gang-masters or serious organized international trafficking rings.
TRAFFICKING IS… growing. 2–4 MILLION men, women and children are trafficked across borders and within their own country every yearMore than one person is trafficked across borders EVERY MINUTE, which is equivalent to five jumbo jets every day, a trade that earns twice as much worldwide revenue as Coca Cola.
TRAFFICKING IS… where victims usually suffer repeated physical abuse, fear, torture and threats to families to break their spirits and turn them into salable commodities, a person can be sold and trafficked many times.


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