“A,” was sent by her desperate mother to live with another family in Asia as a servant after the death of her father. Forced to work from morning to night cleaning dishes and washing clothes, the small girl was beaten and slapped when she didn’t keep up. And when she fell asleep one night while massaging the legs of her “owner,” the woman smeared chili powder into her eyes as punishment.
This is just one example of the millions of people who have been trafficked or are enslaved in forced labor. Slavery may long have been officially outlawed, but hard though it might be to believe, numerically there are more slaves today than at any time in history. The global slave population is estimated to be more than 40 million.This includes those caught in sex trafficking, child labor, and forced labor.
As we observe World Day Against Human Trafficking on July 30, please join us in praying against human trafficking and for those who have been trapped in the horrors of it all. Download this free infographic to remind yourself of various ways you can pray.
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