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Right To Be Free is dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking (modern day slavery). We fund the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children, the most vulnerable victims of human trafficking, and raise awareness of this global epidemic while working to stop this criminal industry.
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 drug trafficking. Human trafficking generates 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. Over 29 million adults and children are victims of forced labor, bonded labor and sex slavery every year; the majority are women and children. Child trafficking is the worst form of child labor. Modern-day slavery and human trafficking are illegal everywhere, but are present in almost 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.