Slavery is alive and well today all across the world, and it comes in the form of human trafficking.

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is today’s form of slavery as men, women, and children are recruited and exploited by being forced into labor against their will. There are many forms of trafficking, most notably forced sex exploitation, as well as domestic servitude, and factory and agricultural work. Victims of human trafficking experience physical and psychological abuse while being isolated from the world. It’s a tool their captors use to control them.

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