Sunday, March 18, 2012

Child Slavery Today
27 million people worldwide are slaves.
8.4 million of them are children with the largest numbers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
1.8 million children are forced into prostitution or pornography with the largest numbers in India, Brazil, Thailand, and the Philippines.
The average age of a girl forced into sexual slavery is 13.
A girl in a brothel is forced to service up to 20 clients a day.
Children as young as 5 years old are sold into sexual slavery and forced to work in brothels.
Each year 1.2 million more children are forced into slavery. That’s over 3,000 a day.
Child slaves are forced to work in prostitution, agriculture, domestic servitude, mines, rice mills, brick kilns, factories, rock quarries, and as soldiers.
Child slaves are often forced to work up to 15 hours a day.

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