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Last modified: February 6, 2013, 3:22 PM
Modern slavery, or human trafficking, is the reprehensible practice of holding another in compelled service through any means possible, be it physical or psychological. An estimated 27 million people are enslaved worldwide, yet last year only 42,000 were freed - men, women and children coerced into bonded labor, forced or sold into prostitution, held in domestic servitude, and enslaved in agricultural fields, factories and other workplaces.
The Global Freedom Center's mission is to foster an expanded, knowledgeable and mobilized global community against human trafficking that will identify and assist more trafficked persons and develop the policies and strategies required to prevent modern slavery. To achieve this mission, the Global Freedom Center:
Through the Center's 5/20 Campaign, we will train five million professionals by the year 2020 to identify and prevent human trafficking. The Center targets eight largely untapped professional fields that must engage in anti-slavery efforts: education, health, labor and employment, immigration and migration, criminal justice, social services, journalism, and the corporate sector.
Learn more about human trafficking and about our work by visiting our website - www.GlobalFreedomCenter.org - or finding us on Facebook and Twitter.