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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, including commercial sex acts, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude. Trafficking is particularly common in agriculture, domestic work, construction, manufacturing/sweat shops and other forms of manual labor. An estimated 27 million persons - children, women, men - are enslaved in our world because of human trafficking, the world’s second largest criminal enterprise (behind only the drug trade). And, as much as 69% of the world’s cocoa is produced in western Africa with estimates of children laborers as high as 1.8 million, rising numbers of whom are trafficked. The vast majority of modern day slaves are found in agriculture and mining, growing and extracting things that we consumers demand like coffee. 

The ideas accessed here can enable you and your congregation to become aware, confront, and engage this global human rights issue. 

You Can Help

Here are a few ways you can help end human trafficking:

Your Congregation Can Help 

Here are a few ways your congregation can help end human trafficking: