Monday, October 25, 2010

Awareness-Did you know?

Ok, this is a serious post and definitely not for the faint of heart, so please bear with me.

I am a strong believer in increasing awareness of what is going on in our neighborhoods today. I may write about this issue periodically because I want to be a part of something bigger. An issue that I am learning more and more about is how big human trafficking is in the United States. Most people hear about this issue in other countries but do they realize what is going on in their very own neighborhoods? Is anyone aware of how many runaways are abducted for Human Trafficking?

Did you know that...
The U.S Department of state in June 2010 released their 2010 Report on Human Trafficking. Here are some of the quotes from that report.

"Worldwide, the State Department estimated there are 12.3 million adults and children in modern-day slavery – including forced labor, bonded labor and forced prostitution," Inter Press Service reports. "That means just under two people in a thousand are victims of human trafficking. According to the report, the "U.S. is a source as well as a transit and destination country for people forced into labor, debt bondage and prostitution"...."Involuntary servitude is not something we can ignore or hope doesn't exist in our own community".

This video explains it all.

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