People trapped in slavery around the world today

27 million people holding hands, is enough people to circle the entire globe 1X.

27 million people could fill every professional football stadium 12X.

27 million people is equal to the entire population of the state of Texas.

What is Slavery?

Slavery has many forms and names, but it’s still slavery. And it’s still wrong.

Can you imagine being forced to work without pay, trapped, unable to walk away, subject to violence or the threat of violence, by another person as they control you? Own you? Isolated, yet hidden in plain sight. This is reality for those trapped in slavery today. In the year 2015. Slavery is illegal in every single country in the world. Yet it still exists.

Types of Slavery




Slavery exists in 167 countries around the world. That's 85% of the nations across the globe.

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Slavery is the 2nd largest global
organized crime, generating

$150.2 Billion per year



That's more than the combined revenues of Amazon, Google, and Ebay every year.

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The average cost of a slave today is $90. The average cost of a slave in 1850, in the American South, is equivalent to $40,000 today.

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Nearly 1 in 5 victims of slavery is a child. The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the US is 12 - 14 years old.

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55% of forced labor victims are women and girls.

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In 2013, the National Human trafficking Hotline received
reports of human trafficking in all 50 states and DC.
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There are an estimated 60,100 people trapped in slavery
in the United States right now.


"Recruiting Fee"

The average "Recruiting Fee" paid by nearly half of all labor trafficking victims in the US.

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An estimated 199,000 incidents of sexual exploitation of minors occur each year in the United States.

That's one incident every 3 minutes.

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Slavery is real.
But together we can end it.

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