Slavery did not end in the 19th century. Today there are more slaves in the world than ever before. Slavery is a complex crime that is notoriously hard to measure.
According to the most widely used current estimates around 40.3 million people are enslaved today.
Modern Enforced slavery can affect someone of any gender, race or age – most commonly affecting the vulnerable; often driven by grinding poverty and is the opposite of a life choice.
Human trafficking also involves coercion and exploitation and has its own legal definition.
The Arise Foundation is doing some amazing work to combat both modern day slavery and human trafficking.
If you want to learn more view this presentation and consider playing your part.
Every gift – large or small – means support to frontline groups – making a real difference.
Here is a further link to a longer video about the work of Arise and which you might like to Share