Slavery has been identified as a horrific problem in many villages experiencing cyclical poverty. Hopelessness and desperation often lead to extreme vulnerability for villagers to succumb to slavery.
Read the Slavery Prevention Blog.
What is Slavery?
Slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them little or nothing and they cannot walk away.
The realities of slavery are astounding:
- There are 45.8 million people are enslaved in the world today. (July, 2017, The Global Slavery Index)
- Slavery is not legal anywhere but happens in every country in the world!
- 140 countries that have criminalized sex and labor trafficking since 2000. (UNICEF)
- Slavery is a $32 billion annual industry; almost half is generated from western countries (The CNN Freedom Project)
- 51% of those enslaved are female, while 21% are male and 28% are children. (2016 Global Report on Trafficking)
Teaching villagers about slavery prevention is part of the solution. The true solution is to end extreme poverty through TCD , thus removing the vulnerability. Ending poverty ends slavery.