Help Put An End To Modern Day Slavery!

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      We’re living in the 21st century and tons of Californians are stunningly oblivious to modern day slavery. It is time to demand attention, and put an end to this secret business. Human trafficking is everywhere and exist because of the profit made off of it. Human trafficking has been around since the 1400's with slavery according to the Rutgers University Campus Coalition timeline page.

     There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today, 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation and 19% involves labor exploitation. The 2016 Global Slavery Index estimates that including U.S. citizens and immigrants 57,700 people are victims of human trafficking. Those being trafficked include young children, teenagers, men and women and can be domestic citizens or foreign nationals. California harbors 3 of the FBI’s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas in the nation: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. According to www.dosomething.org

     California is particularly vulnerable because of proximity to international borders, number of ports and airports, significant immigrant population, and large economy that includes industries that attract forced labor.It serves both as an entry point for slaves imported from outside the US as well as a destination for slaves. Slavery is found throughout California, but major hubs.

     Even though the U.S. offers protection for trafficking victims, few victims seek the government's aid due to fear of corruption, fear of deportation, or fear of reprisals with their family. Victims of trafficking may be citizens of countries with corrupt governments that actually aid trafficking. Where victims' home countries lack reliable police systems, trafficking victims are hesitant to reach out to the law for aid. It’s time to really abolish slavery, and help billions of families reunite and have the chance to live a free life.

 

-V.C

 

 



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