The following is a comment left on our website by Dr. Kevin Bales from Free the Slaves. Please visit his website and support his work!
Thanks for a great posting. I understand how coming to grips with the size of modern slavery can leave people feeling overwhelmed. But there’s an interesting paradox about the 27 million slaves in the world – yes, it is a huge number, the largest ever in human history, but it is also the smallest fraction of the human population to ever be in slavery. Likewise, the amount of money slaves pump into the world economy is big, around $50 billion a year, but it is also the smallest fraction of the global economy to ever be represented by slave labor.
The truth is that slavery has been pushed to the edge of its own extinction and working together we can tip it over the brink. There’s a law against slavery in every country, and more and more people are united in wanting to end it. I hope you’ll visit and share our website – http://www.freetheslaves.net, and have a look at our book on how we can bring slavery to an end in 25 years, it is called: Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves. There is so much that we can all do to help bring slavery to an end, and postings like these are the first step!
All best wishes,