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16 Days of Gender Violence Awareness: Human Trafficking

submitted December 03, 2014 by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1>16 Days of Gender Violence Awareness: Human Trafficking</h1>

From The Episcopal Church's website:

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, involving victims who are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. Annually, about 600,000 to 800,000 people – mostly women and children – are trafficked across national borders. And that figure does not count millions trafficked within their own countries.

Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat: it deprives people of their human rights and freedoms; it is a global health risk; and it fuels the growth of organized crime. Human trafficking has a devastating impact on individual victims, and it undermines the safety and security of all nations it touches.

CONTACT: Lynnaia Main, officer for Global Relations

For more information, including extensive diocesan resources, government information, and organization links, visit The Episcopal Church's page on human trafficking.  

Lots of good information at the links above!