THERE ARE CURRENTLY 20.9 MILLION PEOPLE TRAPPED IN MODERN DAY SLAVERY AROUND THE WORLD TODAY

-OF THESE, 71% ARE WOMEN AND GIRLS.


Vision for Women is working in some of the world’s poorest countries to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our sisters in Christ. The extreme poverty in third-world and developing countries result in malnutrition, disease, illiteracy, and often deep spiritual depravity. Little value is placed on women and girls in these countries where they are sold into sex-slavery - sometimes by members of their own families for as little as 10 US dollars, depending on their age and beauty.


Girls as young as 5 years old have been sold into slavery.  Some men in India believe if they have AIDS or venereal disease and have sex with a virgin, they will be healed. They will pay up to $500 to have sex with a virgin girl as young as 7 years of age. The majority of these women end up with tuberculosis, HIV and, eventually, AIDS. Those with diseases are cast out into the streets to die alone.


VBB has produced a 15-Day Prayer Guide for these women. Please contact the office to request a copy or download it for free


       SOME FACTS ABOUT TRAFFICKING:


1. In 1850, an average slave in the American South cost the equivalent of $40,000 in today's money. Today, a slave costs about $90 on average worldwide.


2. At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern salvery, including 24.9 in forced labor and 15.4 million in forced marriage.


3. In 2016, an estimated 1 out of 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex-trafficking victims.


4. Worldwide, almost 20% of all trafficking victims are children. However, in some parts of Africa and the Mekong region, children are the majority (up to 100% in parts of West Africa).


5. Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry behind drug trafficking and weapons trafficking. The International Labor Organization estimates that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.


Sources:

1) "Human Trafficking: The Facts". Polaris. polarisproject.org.

2) "Trafficking in Persons Report 2017". United States Department of State. state.gov.

3) "Forced Labor, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking". International Labour Organization. ilo.org.

4) "Global Report on Trafficking in Persons". United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. unodc.org.​​​​​​​


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