Not For Sale: Fighting for a World Without Slavery -  Maria Russo @MariaCultureist | Mapmakers | Scoop.it

   Fact: Every year, two million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade; 12.3 million adults and children are in forced labor, bonded labor and forced prostitution — 80 percent of all victims are women and girls.

   Human trafficking, or the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or a modern-day form of slavery, is the second largest crime in the world today. Many people who become victims of trafficking are poor, and can be easy prey for traffickers who make false promises of prosperity to draw their victims in. These victims become trapped and are forced to live in abhorrent conditions as slaves.

   We encourage you to join the fight against human trafficking by spreading awareness, or by giving to organizations, such as these ones that are working towards a world without slavery.