Approximately 27 million people have been sold into slavery in our present age. 80% of those slaves are women, shipped as cargo across the world and could be living in our neighborhoods.
- Award winning author, Susan May Warren is so passionate about this issue that her third book in Wiser Than Serpents (Mission: Russia #3) (Steeple Hill Women's Fiction #62) tackles human trafficking in Russia.( more about this title next month.) She held a contest on her Scribbles blog last week that will 2 people to the International Justice Mission Banquet on May 27.
- Last month Former pro-wrestler Harrison "Hardbody" Norris Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for enslaving homeless women in Atlanta. Atlanta people!
Human trafficking prosecutions such as this one are a top priority of the
Department of Justice. In the last seven fiscal years, the Civil Rights
Division, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorneys' Offices, has increased by
nearly seven-fold the number of human trafficking cases filed in court as
compared to the previous seven fiscal years. In FY 2007, the Department
obtained a record number of convictions in human trafficking prosecutions.
- Other areas hit with Human Trafficking Challenges
now i'm taking a mental break and going back to my book. blogging out. :) Holla!! Follow me on Twitter.