Right To Be Free
Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children.
Human trafficking is the recruitment, transport, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force or fraud to exploit a person for profit. It is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world, outranked only by arms dealing. Human trafficking has become a bigger business than drug trafficking, generating more than $150 billion a year in profits at the expense of millions of victims around the world.
There are more slaves today than any other time in human history. An estimated 27 million adults and children are victims of forced labor, bonded labor and sex slavery every year; the majority are women and children. Modern-day slavery and human trafficking are illegal everywhere, but are present in every country around the world, including the U.S.
It has a devastating impact on the individual victims, who suffer physical and emotional abuse, threats against self and family, and even death. But the impact of human trafficking goes beyond these victims; it undermines the health, safety and security of every nation it touches. The eradication of human trafficking is one of the paramount challenges of our time.