Breaking the Chains of Modern Day Slavery.

DEFINING THE TERMS:

Modern Day Slavery – Slavery which exists today and in recent times. Any system by which an individual or a group of human beings is controlled and forced to work for another without their consent or is deceived or manipulated into serving another.

Human Trafficking – A criminal activity in which people are recruited, harbored, transported, bought, or kidnapped to serve an exploitative purpose, such as sexual slavery, forced labor, or child soldiery.

STATS:

  • 27 Million people, worldwide, are enslaved today
  • 200,000 people are enslaved in the United States
  • 17,500 new victims are enslaved every year, in the US
  • 30,000 people are transported through the US onto other places, each year
  • This “business” brings in about $32 BILLION each year

CLOSER TO HOME STATS:

  • Currently, 5 states DO NOT have laws against human trafficking: South Dakota, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Hawaii.
  • Ohio JUST signed a law against human trafficking in December 2010, BUT this law won’t go into effect until March 2011.
  • In Ohio, the punishment for trafficking people is a max of 8 years in prison.
  • Toledo, OH, is the 3rd LARGEST human trafficking city in the US.
  • The majority of victims sold into slavery are runaway and foreign teenagers.
  • 800 Foreign-youth are imported into Ohio each year.
  • 2,000 people were sold / transported through Ohio in 2010.
  • Until recently, you could purchase PEOPLE, as SLAVES, on Craigslist.com.  They have since discontinued this.

ORGANIZATIONS TO CONNECT WITH:

Dear Church,

Now that you know we’re out there and how to help us, what are you going to do?

Love,

The 27 Million


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