According to the United Nations, human trafficking – a modern-day form of slavery – is now the second most profitable global criminal activity after the illegal arms trade and it’s estimated that more than 2.4 million men, women and children are ensnared by traffickers worldwide.
“Human trafficking affects every country around the world, regardless of socio-economic status, history, or political structure. Human traffickers have created an international market for the trade in human beings based on high profits and demand for commercial sex and cheap labor. “ (Polaris Project for a World without Slavery)
Education about human trafficking is one step that can be taken in the fight against this terrible reality. To that end we have assembled several references on the web that can help as we educate ourselves and others about this tragedy.