Another Friday.

Wading in Words

They’re not just numbers, you know.  Some reports say there are 27 million slaves in the world, some say 3 million.

Some say we’ll never know because so much of the industries where they are enslaved are shady and underground.  Because so many are born into this life.

And it’s so easy for me to forget that the girls and boys who are deceived, coerced, or kidnapped into forced labor or the sex trade aren’t just numbers.  It’s not just sad because of what they have to do -work long hours in horrible conditions, be abused and raped multiple times every day – it’s tragic because they are HUMAN. Because they are someone’s beloved son, daughter, friend, cousin.

But they’re not treated like anything beloved anymore.  They’re treated like property.  Told that they owe the one who purchased them from a trafficker a debt.  Their will is broken down until…

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