Your Role In Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery - Page 4
A lot of people are brought in from the Philippines, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Some people think they are coming to work in the United States at a major company only to awaken and find themselves in a prostitution ring, often times right here in the United States in our very own backyards while we are none the wiser.
Vanessa Lanza, Director of Partnerships with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) has released a statement for this article.
“Although the hidden nature of the crime prevents us from knowing its true prevalence, US State Department estimates that there are as many as 12.3 million people enslaved around the world today. Some academics believe this number may be closer to 27 million. The majority of victims are women and girls, although traffickers may target anyone.
In 2010, The US Department of Labor conducted a research study that identified 122 goods in 58 countries are produced with a significant incidence of forced labor, child labor, or both. Around the world, supply chains connect slavery, child labor, and exploitation to the products individuals buy or use every day. Workers at the bottom of corporate supply chains are particularly at risk of the most egregious human rights violations, including slavery, forced labor and child labor.”
Don’t even think about ignoring this. Do your part and take a stand to restore the humanity and the right to live and the right to freedom for millions of men, women and children from all over the world.
To start making a change today please visit the following links:
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking