Justice: Modern day slavery
WHAT IS SLAVERY?
Slavery: being forced to work without pay, under the threat of violence, and being unable to walk away.
WHERE DO SLAVES WORK?
Slaves work in-farm fields, factories, mines, construction sites, logging camps, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, brothels and private homes — anywhere slave owners can feed their greed.
ARE YOU SUPPORTING SLAVERY?
Many everyday products are made by slaves, or with slavery- tainted parts or raw materials — such as cars, computers, chocolate, cell phones and clothing.
WHO CAN END SLAVERY?
Everyone can help put an end to slavery: governments,businesses, investors, international organizations, faith communities, schools, consumers, and YOU.
WHAT WORDS ARE USED FOR SLAVERY TODAY?
Slave holders use many terms to avoid the word “slavery” – such as debt bondage, bonded labor, attached labor, restavec, forced labor, indentured servitude and human trafficking.
78% of slaves today are in labour slavery; 22% of slave victims are in sex slavery; 55% of slavery victims are women and girls; 45% of victims are men and boys; 26% of slave victims are children under 18.
We must repent of our use of those things that support slavery; and cry out to God for justice, for release, for new life for those who are victims of slavery.