This February 27th, join us and other Freedom Fighters from around the world as we SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY. 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 can end in our lifetime…together we can END IT!Proverbs 31:8-9
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
FAST FACTS ON SLAVERY
- 27 million people are trapped in slavery around the world today
- 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.
- Slavery exists in 167 countries around the world. That's 85% of the nations across the globe.
- 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.
- 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.
- 55% of forced labor victims are women and girls.
- In 2013, the National Human trafficking Hotline received reports of human trafficking in all 50 states and DC.
- There are an estimated 60,100 people trapped in slavery in the United States right now.
- $6,150 "Recruiting Fee" The average "Recruiting Fee" paid by nearly half of all labor trafficking victims in the US.
- An estimated 199,000 incidents of sexual exploitation of minors occur each year in the United States. That's one incident every 3 minutes.
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
Bonded labor is one of the most common forms of slavery in the world today. Bonded labor victims are often born into slavery, forced to repay a loan, sometimes from generations before. Indebted, often through deception and a system stacked against them.
Forced labor is any work or service someone is forced to do, against their will, under the threat of punishment, with little to no pay. This is most frequently found in labor-intensive, under-regulated industries, such as agriculture, fishing, domestic work, construction, mining, quarrying and manufacturing.
Human trafficking is when someone is taken away from their home, family, or community and transported to another city or country, many times under a false promise of employment or a better life. Victims are stripped of their identity, then forced to work against their will, with no hope or way to return home.
Slavery is real. But together we can end it.
Join us as we SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY.
Build your own team of Freedom Fighters today!
It All Starts with You
1. Create your own team of FREEDOM FIGHTERS.
2. RECRUIT 27 of your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, acquaintances…to join you.
3. Invite them to GIVE $7, then create a team of their own.
4. Let’s watch the ripple effects of what happens when we TAKE ACTION TOGETHER
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Where is the Money Going?
Our amazing Coalition Partners are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring FREEDOM to the 27 million. All money raised through 27X7 will help fight slavery in the following four ways.
Until you know, nothing can change. Once you do, indifference is not an option. It’s up to each of us to tell our world that SLAVERY STILL EXISTS. Awareness is doing the work.
Education, equipping, training. Working with local law enforcement, schools, government agencies. Empowering villages, families, school children to prevent exploitation of the most vulnerable. We have to END IT before it ever starts.
From red light districts to mines to factories, street corners and private homes. Working with special investigators, local law enforcement, FBI and other government agencies to RESCUE men, women and children from slavery. Because people should never be sold.
Supporting survivors physically and emotionally throughout their recovery. Providing education, vocational training, legal assistance, protection and aftercare on their journey toward FREEDOM and a new FUTURE. Slavery isn’t the end.
Your Money will help fund these projects
- Fund a program in SE Asia to care for rescued victims and ensure they are not re-trafficked.
- Train 20,000 tourism professionals in the United States on how to identify cases of trafficking.
- Fund a health clinic in India for 6 months that will provide care for over 1,000 women living in the red light district.
- Fund a model community program for a year in Ghana which provides research, staffing, and strengthens community resistance to slavery.
- Fund a recovery and rehabilitation program by providing care, professional therapy, and education to survivors in Cambodia.
- Fund 2 rescue operations in countries where slavery is heavily present.
- Fund education and social services for 14 girls in a restoration home for 1 year in Thailand.
- Partner with 5 companies to help them protect their supply chains from slavery.
- Help fund the staffing of a nationwide texting hotline to provide rescue for victims of human trafficking in the United States.
- Fund a community prevention and awareness program in Cambodia that will reach 3,500+ children.
- Fund a restoration program for 98 survivors of trafficking or abuse in Bangladesh.
- Fund a vocational skills training course for 20 vulnerable youth in Thailand.
- Fund the college tuition for 3 girls for 1 year, who have been rescued out of vulnerable environments in India.
- Fund 3 rescue operations in Asia, which will result in at least 15 rescued victims and 6 arrests of traffickers.
- Fund job orientation, placement, and follow-up support services to serve 25 adult survivors in Cambodia.
- Fund restoration through counseling, legal assistance and job readiness for 12 women for 1 year.
more info: END IT : Shine a Light on Slavery