As sad as it may sound, slavery does exist in the modern world, and this is generally caused by what is now known as human trafficking. The illicit buying and selling of real humans with the intention to make them perform forced labor, generative bondage and even profit-making sexual exploitation has unquestionably become the second most money-spinning crime in the entire world, making money of about $5 billion to $9 billion a year.
More and more concerned people are becoming more eager to be of assistance against human trafficking as a huge number of its victims are mostly children. This is what is known as child trafficking, and these kids are forced to follow a work contract that has low or even no salaries at all, either of which is set on terms that are extremely exploitative. At a very young age, innocent children are taken away from their families and set to debt bondage.
Twenty-seven million individuals worldwide are unfortunately suffering from this seemingly structured crime that is primarily fueled by dishonesty, force and threats. While a good number of people choose to remain ignorant to this heartbreaking social problem as they do not know how to address such huge issue themselves, tens and thousands of people are still not aware that such crisis prevails.
Although there are already organizations concerned on putting a stop to human trafficking, a lot of them are not properly funded and barely touch the core cause of this distressing problem. Nonetheless, consumers are now fortunately provided with the rare opportunity to lend a helping hand by reaching out to active groups with the aim to put up a fight against human trafficking.
For the most part, individuals from all over the world could still do something, no matter how insignificant this may appear to be, to pull out help for the victims of human and child trafficking. All they have to do is to carefully choose which merchants to transact services or products with, and make sure that these companies are kindhearted enough to share even a small portion of their profits to anti-human trafficking organizations.