There are approximately 40.3 million people today stuck in trafficking. (Global Slavery Index)
There are over 403,000 in the United States. (Global Slavery Index)
These facts, along with others, provide inspiration for SWLA Abolitionists to keep fighting to put an end to modern slavery. As members of our community, we work hard to combat human trafficking on every level. More specifically through:
"We found out that slavery was not just in our history books, but that it was still around and bigger than ever before. That shocked us, broke our hearts and urged us to help end it. Right now, there are roughly 45 million people stuck in modern-day slavery/human trafficking. These people are bought and sold like cattle, but they are treated much worse than any animal.
It's not just happening in India or Asia either. An estimated 200,000 are in the United States. Children are being sold online and on our street corners for rape. Adults are being forced to work in our agriculture fields under violence, sexual abuse and are sometimes chained.
We refuse to let things stay this way. We have seen the results of good people standing up. We know that we can end it. In fact, if we could get just 10% of Americans to care and really get active in the fight against slavery, every single human trafficking victim would have an advocate fighting for them. That, my friends, would change things."