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Slavery & Human Trafficking

Human trafficking and modern slavery exists. Millions of people are tricked, enslaved, and exploited every year. No country and no region of the world is left untouched by this crime.

Slavery & Human Trafficking

40+

million

people globally are enslaved and trafficked every year. 75% of victims are women and girls.

Traffickers prey on the

vulnerable

Slavery and trafficking victimize people already vulnerable because of poverty and lack of opportunity.

Slavery is a

vicious cycle

Trafficking and slavery are a vicious cycle deeply connected to poverty and economic injustice.

THE UGLY TRUTH

Modern slavery is a vicious cycle deeply connected to poverty and economic injustice.

Traffickers prey on the vulnerable.

Contrary to the media’s common depictions of modern slavery, most victims are not abducted from their homes and forced to work in brothels or lured into sexual abuse online. Instead, the path to exploitation begins because a person needs a job.

The victims of human trafficking and modern slavery 10ThousandWindows serves grew up in desperate poverty and had no choice but to leave school early to find work to help their families pay the bills. They were promised an exciting job with a dream-come-true salary. But instead of paying for college, buying a house and saving for the future, they were exploited, abused, and violated. They were traumatized in brothels, in online sexual abuse, in domestic servitude, or in factories.

A victim of exploitation becomes a survivor, only to become a victim once again….

After a victim is rescued from slavery, often their poverty (and their family’s) persists. Desperation and urgency to find work make survivors a prime target for exploiters – yet again – and the evil cycle of exploitation continues.

A growing body of research reveals that that significant vulnerabilities remain for human trafficking survivors even after receiving post-trafficking services. These vulnerability traps – lingering trauma, limited education, and no access to safe, sustainable work – keeps survivors in exploitation.

Modern Slavery & Trafficking in the Philippines

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