-Every year around22,000 child slavesdie-There are around218,000,000 childslaves around theworld-Around 73,000,000child slaves are underthe age of 10
These children are working in cocoa fields in Africa, they have no idea what thepurpose of their work is because most of them have never eaten chocolate.
Child slavery in Haiti-There are over300,000 child slavesin Haiti-Slavery is a widelyexepted practice inHaiti
This is a map of where child slavery is mostcommon.
Joseph KonyJoseph Kony tookpower in Uganda in1994 and formed theL.R.A.. As his militiastarted do dwindle,he startedkidnapping youngchildren from theirfamilies to makethem into soldiers.
Child Slave TraffickingThere are growing signsthat economicpressures andpersistent poverty inAfrica are leading to aresurgence of the trafficin child slaves.These children are forsale in West Africancountries as bothdomestic andcommercial labour andalso for sexualexploitation.
Child Sex TraffickingIn Toronto, a 13 year oldgirl was sold for 3,000dollars to two young men,18 and 20 years old. Thegirl was raped when themen drove her fromToronto to San Diego.Another 13 year oldvirgin girl from Mexicowas sold in the UnitedStates and raped 35times.
Child Trafficking Facts-Human trafficking is the third most profitable criminal activity, second after drugsand arms traffickingThe number of U.S. citizens trafficked within the country each year is estimated200,000 American children at risk for trafficking into the sex industry (U.S.Department of Justice. 2004. Report to Congress from Attorney General JohnAshcroft on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons in Fiscal Year2003.)
Child slavery and trafficking is a sick thing and needs to be stopped.You’ve seen the facts, you’ve seen the pictures, now it’s up to you tomake a difference. Please show your support by donating to anyknown causes or by simply making a post on the internet to showyour support. If we can all join against this, we can change the world.