1.11.2009

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is modern day slavery, and it is a reality in our cities, towns, countries, and globe.

Did you know ...
  • between 12.3 million people (UN estimate) and 27 million people (Free the Slaves estimate) are victims of forced labor or sexual servitude?
  • Here in the US, the government estimates at least 17,500 people are trafficked into our country each year. This number is conservative, and doesn't take into account the women and children trafficked within our country
  • Human Trafficking is the fastest growing source of income for organized crime—second only to drug trafficking. The large profits are due to high demand and negligible-to-low risk of prosecution
Learn more about human trafficking.

Pray for an end to human trafficking and for the survivors and victims of modern day slavery.

If you're in Seattle, join us at Westlake Park today at 1:30 for a silent prayer vigil.

Together, we can make a difference.

1 comment:

http://opreach.org said...

Thank you for representing all of us who are also trying to find ways to end Human Trafficking. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers here in sunny San Francisco. Hoping you can keep the rain away!