Economics/Class Relations

Every day, innocent people are beaten, raped and abused in slavery.

International Justice Mission

There are 40+ million people in slavery globally. That’s more than ever before in human history.  Slavery is a multibillion-dollar industry. Human trafficking generates $150B annually. Slave owners prey on the poor and weak. 1 in 4 victims of forced labour slavery is a child. Slavery goes beyond just a bad working condition. People trapped in slavery face physical, verbal and sexual abuse daily, and cannot leave to find other work or protect their families. In IJM’s cases, we have met enslaved people who report being beaten, gang-raped, locked in tiny rooms, starved and even forced to witness murder.

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