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Despite our advances toward human rights and individual freedoms, over 27 million human beings are forced to work as slaves. Right now. Today.
The kids in the video got it right. That’s more slaves than at any other point in history. And unlike other “commodities” like guns or drugs–people can be used again and again. Sold over and over.
One of the girls we work with moved outside the city, and found it difficult to find a job. One day she was approached by a nicely dressed woman who introduced her to some men who owned a hotel and sauna.
Night after night, she was provided with food and clothing by these men. After a few weeks, they handed her a bill, and instructed her to go to the sauna and have sex with the men there.
When she refused, she was beaten for five hours, and at one point had an axe held to her throat.
During a break in the beating, she managed to escape. And she ran for help. Not to the police. Not to her orphanage. She ran right to the Children’s HopeChest Ministry Center where she knew our staff would protect her.