What You Probably Didn’t Know About Human Trafficking

Slavery Then and Now


(Picture from humantrafficking.ohio.gov)

In January, the Huffington Post created an article titled, “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Slavery, Human Trafficking (And What You Can Do About It).” On the list were the following statements:

1. Slavery and human trafficking can mean two different things.

2. There are more slaves around the world today than ever before in history.

3. Sex trafficking victims are often treated like criminals.

4. Your state could be doing a lot more to put a stop to trafficking.

5. You support trafficking when you watch porn.

6. Forced laborers are making some of your favorite things.

7. Slaves are working at the very hotels where you vacation.

8. The Super Bowl is the single largest incident of human trafficking in the U.S.

9. Some are working against their will at “massage parlors” that you frequent.

10. Identifying –and helping– a victim is easier than you might…

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