Breaking the chains of modern-day slavery
“Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery in which people, mostly women, very young girls and children, are abducted and/or forced to labor for someone else against their wishes. Often they are deceived into believing the situations will improve their lives, when in reality they are being forced into servitude. Human trafficking includes buying, selling and moving people from one location to another against their will, and it constitutes a grave violation of human rights. This trafficking occurs in unregulated and unprotected areas all over the world, including the United States of America. Domestic and international criminals have made trafficking, smuggling, and sex slavery a booming businesses that can reach every community throughout our country.”
The amount of information available on the Internet on human trafficking is overwhelming. Go to your favorite search engine and key “human trafficking.” The number of hits is phenomenal. Refine your search by adding your state’s name and the list is still large.
The following is some information to get you started and is by no means all inclusive. This is not an endorsement by the Office of Disciples Women of these organizations or Web sites, but is provided solely for your information.
Above is taken from the Disciples Women website http://www.discipleshomemissions.org/pages/DW