People are slowly starting to realize what is taking place in their communities, in their schools, what is happening right under them. But there is still a majority of people that don’t know, that don’t realize, people who are oblivious to this devastation, this, living night mare. But I, like many, have a dream to see it end. What am I talking about?
Modern Day Slavery.
If you thought slavery ended in 1865, well, sorry…it didn’t.
* 27,000,000 men, women and children are forced into slavery. 60,100 people are trapped in slavery in the United Sates, right now. You thought slavery was only in 3rd world countries? Wrong again.
Slavery is the 2nd largest global organized crime, generating $150.2 billion per a year. In case you were wondering, that’s more than the combined revenues of Amazon, Google, and Ebay every year.
Slavery exists in 167 countries around the world. That’s 85% of the nations across the globe. Nearly 1 in 5 victims of slavery is a child. The average of age of a teen entering the sex trade in the US is 12-14 years old. 100,000 children are prostituted in US every year.
These are just numbers, a 27 followed by six zeros doesn’t look that big.But, 27,000,000 people can fit into 12 professional football stadiums, 27,000,000 is equal to the total population of Texas. So just imagine every single person in one state being enslaved.
27,000,000 people is over double the amount of people that died during the Holocaust.
It might seem impossible to end, but everything comes to end. Better sooner or later.
So what can you do to help the cause,and raise awareness? February 27th is Sine A Light on Slavery, day.
“This February 27th, join us and other Freedom Fighters from around the world as we SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY. Draw a RED X on your hand and post about it on social media using #ENDITMOVEMENT. Tell your world that slavery still exists and you won’t stand for it. This is OUR TIME. This is OUR MOMENT. We believe slavery could end in our lifetime… together we can END IT!” – End It Movement.
But there is plenty you can do year round to shine a light on modern day slavery. Check out these places…
There are in fact other movements and organizations, too, but these three are three that I pray for and support. These are three of my favorite groups. Even you just telling a friend, or sharing about it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or anywhere that you know people will read and see the truth, see that there are people trapped, there are people hurting, being abused and forced to work against their will, young girls and boys being sold for sex, in the years that they should be enjoying life they should be innocent, they should be free. So join the millions of people that are in it to End It.
*Information found on the End It website, and also Unlikely Heroes.