The epidemic


Today, slaves are cheaper than they have ever been in history. The population explosion has created a great supply of workers, and globalization has created people who are vulnerable and easily enslaved. [3] According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges of this century, both in the United States and around the world. [3] Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and in some U.S. territories. [7]

Today, a slave costs about $90 on average worldwide. [1] Forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.  While a majority of victims are trafficked for labor exploitation, those trafficked for sexual exploitation earned traffickers $99 Billion. [8]

How will you respond?

Slavery and trafficking in human labor are complex issues that no person, government or organization in all of history has solved. Many will read this and find themselves overwhelmed, hopeless and maybe paralyzed by the magnitude of the problem. But we must act and it starts with a discussion - sector by sector; city by city; state by state.

Enlist today and become part of the solution.

1 "11 Facts about Human Trafficking." Do Something. Accessed: March 5, 2017.
3 Skinner, E. Benjamin. A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery. New York, NY: Free Press, 2008.
7 “International Human Trafficking.” FBI. November 13, 2009. Accessed: December 23, 2010.
8 International Labor Organization, 2014. Accessed: January 15, 2018