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23 November 2009

Human Trafficking in the U.S.

 

For many Americans, human trafficking seems like a foreign, remote problem, hard to fully comprehend. But the fact is, buying and selling of humans is very real. Worldwide, the International Labor Organization, estimates there are about 2.5 million people forced to work in human trafficking at any one time and that 56 percent of forced labor victims are women and girls. According to HumanTrafficking.org, the United States is primarily a transit and destination country. The organization estimates 14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked to the U.S. annually.  Read the rest of the article here:  One Child of How Many? Human Trafficking in the U.S.



1 comment:

Meggs said...

I found out recently that someone in my family may have been traded for drugs by her mother. BLEW my mind. Thank you for calling attention to this. We always think "it could never happen to me/someone I know" then we get schooled because we don't educate ourselves. Thanks!