Get the facts on justice in the developing world:Today, there are more than 27 million slaves in our world. That is more slaves than during the than during the 400 years of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.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.Human trafficking is the world’s third largest criminal enterprise, after drugs and weapons.Worldwide, there are nearly two million children in the commercial sex trade.In Uganda, only 5 percent of the land occupied by nationals has a land title. This makes it especially difficult for widows to secure their right to their family land.In the spring of 2002, 50 percent of 1,700 detainees in an Ethiopian prison had been there for five to 10 years, many without charge.20 to 30 cases of rape are reported each week in just one small village in Peru IJM’s Casework Alliance partner in Peru. Rarely are the rapists held accountable.
2010 Trafficking in Persons Report Released - The report can be downloaded from the U.S. State Department's webpage dedicated to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
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