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.
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.
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.source >
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.source >
55% of forced labor victims are women and girls.source >
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