A Petition to End Human Trafficking
Many people believe slavery ended over a century ago. Although slavery is no longer legal, or socially accepted, it never ended. Slavery doesn’t look the same as it did during the 300 years of transatlantic slave trade. Indeed, slavery has taken on a new face.
Everyone should be free. And yet, through force, fraud, and coercion, human traffickers violate this most basic right. Traffickers’ exploitative practices affect every country in the world, including the United States, by diminishing and destroying our communities, sense of security, and the global economy.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates there are 24.9 million victims of human trafficking around the world. Of those 20.1 million are labor trafficking victims. Another 4.8 million are sex trafficking victims. 3.8 million victims were adults, and 1 million were children. Globally, 99% of victims were women and girls.
Sign this petition to support legislation that would make life in prison the minimum sentence for human trafficking.