Taken…A Must See

Over my vacation week I got to watch Taken! WOW, great film from storyline to camera shots it was impactful. A summer in Thailand opened my eyes to this industry and the desperate need for God’s people to intervene. Here’s a quick look into the current trafficking trends in our world.

  • There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today…more than at any other time in history.
  • Slaves generate approximately 13.6 billion dollars for slave holders per year.
  • Child soldiers are being used in more than 30 countries around the world.
  • In India 60-75% of all prisoners are still awaiting trial.
  • In North Korea, an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 people are believed to be held in remote detention camps. Their government continues to deny the existence of such camps.
  • Approximately 80% of the people trafficked across international borders each year are women and girls, up to 50% are minors.
  • One million new children become victims of trafficking each year.
  • In South Africa 40% of women would characterize their first experience of intercourse as “forced”.

What can we do to help the organization fighting this problem?

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