Human trafficking and exploitation is the ultimate expression of power and injustice. It is the commodification of the human spirit for the express benefit of another person. The practice of exploitation preys on the vulnerable and then extrapolates the greatest gain by further dehumanizing the victim for material gain.
We have a problem. Our world has a population of people that we have forgotten. People that live in the shadows of our lives and suffer from the coercion and exploitation of others through enslavement to labor and sex bondage must be freed.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It impacts men, women, and children. It includes the child soldier, the involuntary domestic servant, and the involuntary sex worker. It includes those working off “debts” to their employer, trapped in debt bondage. Human trafficking has been identified in many industries – from agriculture and hospitality, to the technology industry. It is not just an “over there” problem. It occurs right here, in the United States, and it is a growing problem.