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JUST
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JUST
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Put Yourself in Their Shoes

Just imagine.

The day has taken its toll. You’re glad to be home. You crawl into bed and wrap yourself in your favorite blanket.

As you fall asleep, all you hear is your own breathing. You’re alone, sleeping soundly and dreaming sweetly.

Suddenly, a rustling in the next room jolts you awake. You decide to investigate. You throw back the blanket, tiptoe across the cold floor, and crack open the door.

A bag is thrown over your head. You’re carried away.

 
 

You’re filled with thoughts of confusion. What’s happening? Who has taken me? Will anyone find me?

 
 

No one knows where you are. You have no hope of rescue.

You’ve vanished.

 
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30 Seconds


 

Every 30 seconds,

someone becomes a slave.

30 Seconds


 

Every 30 seconds,

someone becomes a slave.

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Texas


 

today, 30 million people around the world are enslaved.*

 

That is more people than live in the state of Texas.

 

Texas


 

today, 30 million people around the world are enslaved.*

 

That is more people than live in the state of Texas.

 

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Children


 

2,000,000+

children are exploited in the commercial sex industry.

 

Children


 

2,000,000+

children are exploited in the commercial sex industry.

 

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Profit


 

Human traffickers profit
$150,000,000,000
each year.

 

It is the second fastest growing industry behind illegal drugs.

 

Profit


 

Human traffickers profit
$150,000,000,000
each year.

 

It is the second fastest growing industry behind illegal drugs.

 

 

What is Modern Day Slavery?

 

Slavery exists on every continent, in almost every country. It comes in many forms, including trafficking, child marriage, debt bondage, and forced labor.

In whatever form, all victims lack one thing—freedom.

 
 
 

From the Virginian teenager kidnapped and taken away from everything she knows to the Cambodian child forced to marry a man seven times her age, slavery plagues our world. 

 
 

When someone is coerced, forced, or deceived into prostitution or forced labor, that person is a victim of trafficking.

Some people are lured into slavery by a person they are romantically involved with. Others are tricked with false promises of a dream job. And, others are forced to sell their bodies by parents trapped in poverty.

Many high school and college students use social media to recruit fellow students into situations of sex trafficking.

Long-term consequences of sex trafficking include physical and psychological trauma, disease, drug addiction, unintended pregnancy, malnutrition, social ostracism, and even death.

Traffickers often promise their slaves freedom if they pay a debt—a false debt that is made up by the trafficker, a debt that never goes away, a debt that keeps a human a slave.

While many of us look forward to job promotions, sex trafficking victims have a different idea of what promotion means. To those trafficked, a promotion means the “opportunity” to recruit or transport other victims.

 
 

 
 

Who is Enslaved?

 

 

30M

people in the world today are slaves.

24M

are women and children.

12M

are underage children.

 
 

The average age of a modern day slave is 12 years old. That’s right. 12. An age when most of us were in middle school, looking forward to becoming teenagers. But these children are just trying to survive every minute, every day.

Enslaved women and children struggle to live normal lives. Some struggle when they’re forced to prostitute themselves. Others struggle as they work without pay. They live in constant fear—fear of those who hold power over them, fear of what the next day holds. They struggle to have hope.

 
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10 Minutes


 

Every 10 minutes,

an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence.

 

10 Minutes


 

Every 10 minutes,

an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence.

 

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Bride


 

Around the world, one third of women aged 20 to 24 years old were child brides.

 

Bride


 

Around the world, one third of women aged 20 to 24 years old were child brides.

 

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Phone


 

The average price of a slave is less than the cost of a new cell phone.

 

Phone


 

The average price of a slave is less than the cost of a new cell phone.

 

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Disasters


 

Natural disasters put people more at risk for human trafficking—

natural disasters such as the Nepal earthquake or Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

 

Disasters


 

Natural disasters put people more at risk for human trafficking—

natural disasters such as the Nepal earthquake or Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

 

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Freedom


 

Why The Freedom Challenge?

That’s where we come in.

 

Freedom


 

Why The Freedom Challenge?

That’s where we come in.

 

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Rally


 

We rally all types of women—sisters, mothers, wives, nurses, executives, teachers, artists, and accountants—

to help free oppressed and enslaved women and children around the world.

 

Rally


 

We rally all types of women—sisters, mothers, wives, nurses, executives, teachers, artists, and accountants—

to help free oppressed and enslaved women and children around the world.

 

 

These women train for and participate in a “challenge” or physical struggle of their own—together, in community. The challenge can be anything—from running a marathon, swimming laps in the local pool, hiking a trail, climbing a mountain, or really whatever you can think of.


These participants, these passionate, everyday women, then ask for sponsors to support their efforts. The participants and their sponsors become part of a movement of women who are dedicated to combatting injustice, and their support fuels our model to set women and children on the pathway to freedom.

 
 

 
 

NOW, YOUR TURN

 
 

Slavery plagues our world. It is an industry that is gaining more and more power. Together, we can change that.

 
 

Everyone can help set women and children on the pathway to freedom.

Lace up your shoes and join us to combat these dark social injustices and set women and children on the path to freedom.

 
 

*Global Slavery Index - www.globalslaveryindex.org/findings