Human trafficking—the polite term for “slavery”—is more pervasive than many people suspect. It generates $30 billion or more in profit annually and is one of the world’s fastest-growing criminal enterprises. According to the U.S. State Department, approximately 1 in every 555 people in the world is a victim. More than 10 million people are living in some sort of sexual or forced slavery.
~ Cheryl Tucker (June 23, 2010)