There are some 27 million people held in slavery today across the globe.

✳✳ According to 2009 State Department Trafficking in Persons Report over 80% of those trans-nationally trafficked are women and children.

✳✳ The US State department estimates that some 800,000 people are trafficked across international
borders each year and about 80 percent of them are female and at least 50% are children.

✳✳ In 1850 a slave in the Southern United States cost the equivalent of $40,000 today. According to
Free the Slaves, a slave today costs an average of $90.

If you suspect a situation or a potential victim, please call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-3737-888! We highly recommend you take a moment to place this number in your mobile phones now.

Raise Awareness in Ten Steps:

1. Dedicate your Facebook status to the hotline for a week.
2. Put up hotline flyers in Greyhound bus stations.
3. Tell 5 friends to put the hotline number in their cell phones.
4. Hand out information about the hotline at concerts, fairs, and community events.
5. Talk about it. Tell your friends, teachers, teammates, co-workers, and family members about this resource.
6. Invite your friends over to watch a movie on human trafficking and tell them about the hotline.
7. Post the hotline number on your website and/or blog.
8. Put up hotline posters in the windows of local businesses.
9. Ask a teacher, politician, or other local leader to talk about human trafficking and the hotline.
10. Post hotline flyers in motels and hotels in your area.

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