Today there are more than 4o million men, women, and children trapped in slavery. Slavery is illegal in every country but yet it is still happening. It is the second largest international crime. Slavery brings in more than 150 billion dollars. This disgusting crime preys on the young and the vulnerable. Many men and women are promised jobs or children are sold by a relative. They are told they will be given a job as a waitress or house maid. They get to their “job” and want to leave but they can’t because the pimp says they have to pay off their debts first. Most times, the debt can never be paid off and the men, women, and children are stuck. This doesn’t just happen in other countries though, it’s happening right here in our backyard. The Superbowl is the single largest human trafficking event in the world. It needs to stop.
February 7th, is the red x day. You put a red x on your hand and post a picture using the hashtag #enditmovement. Many people don’t know slavery still exists today and bringing awareness is the first step to making a change. If we all get involved, if we all do our part we can end this. Check out this website and see how you can make a difference.
This organization was, “Born out of the belief that even one person trapped in slavery is too many,#ENDITMOVEMENT is a coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for freedom. Each of our amazing coalition partners are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring awareness prevention, rescue, and restoration. Joined by students and Senators, Nonprofits and Fortune 500s, END IT is each of us standing for what’s right until the number of men, women, and children suffering in silence moves from 40 million, to ZERO.”
Join them. Let’s change the world.