When we think of slavery, we often limit its scope to a horrific practice in the past. Subject closed. But we’re naive if we think slavery is a past-tense word. Slavery exists in our time and in our cities, and like the great justice seekers of the past, we must fight for justice for people being held against their will.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.
Modern-day slavery does exist—and not just on the other side of the world. We must open ourselves up to the reality of the global human trafficking crisis and wisely take action. Awareness, compassion, and engagement are three powerful ways that we can join the fight to end modern-day slavery.