GLOBAL FREEDOM CONCERTS www.GlobalFreedomConcerts.org

"OUR GOAL IS TO USE THE UNITING CULTURE OF MUSIC TO PROMOTE GLOBAL FREEDOM. THROUGH MUSIC WE INVOKE, EDUCATE, MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE NEW ADVOCATES TO JOIN THE FREEDOM JUSTICE MOVEMENT OF GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS. WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY AND SEEK TO CREATE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH TASK FORCES. JOIN US IN OUR FIGHT TO PRESERVE HUMAN DIGNITY AND STOP MODERN-DAY SLAVERY. ONE WORLD ONE MOVEMENT." -HH Duke Mehal Rockefeller, Vice President Global Freedom Concerts.

A profitable enterprise: Ranking behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking, human trafficking is estimated to be the third largest international crime industry, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It is believed to generate profits of an estimated $32 billion, according to a 2005 report from the International Labour Organization. Of that number, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries.

Trafficking and the U.S.Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year, according to a 2005 report from the U.S. State Department.

Human trafficking might not be something we think about on a daily basis, but this crime affects the communities where we live, the products which we buy and the people who we care about.

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It involves one person controlling another and exploiting him or her for work. Like historical slavery, human trafficking is a business that generates billions of dollars a year. But unlike historical slavery, human trafficking is not legal anywhere in the world. Instead of being held by law, victims are trapped physically, psychologically, financially or emotionally by their traffickers.Human trafficking doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, age, gender, or religion. Anyone can be a victim. Most of the human trafficking victims in the world are female and under 18, but men and older adults can be trafficking victims too. While poverty, lack of education, and belonging to a marginalized group are all factors that increase risk of trafficking, victims of modern-day slavery have included children from middle-class families, women with college degrees, and people from dominant religious or ethnic groups.

The traffickers: According to a United Nations report, the recruiter in 54 percent of human trafficking cases was a stranger to the victim. In 46 percent of the cases, the recruiter was known to the victim. The U.N. report said that the “majority of suspects involved in the trafficking process are nationals of the country where the trafficking process is occurring.”

The Facts: Forms of modern-day slavery. What is slavery? The following is a list of common words and phrases used by slave holders in order to avoid using the word "slavery," according towww.globalfreedomconcerts.org Vice President, HH Duke Mehal Rockefeller:- debt bondage- bonded labor- attached labor- restavec- forced labor- indentured servitude

Between borders: www.globalfreedomconcerts.org Globally, some 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year, according to a 2007 report from the U.S. State Department. Of that number, more than 70% are female and half are children. However, a 2009 United Nations report stated that around 20% of all trafficking victims are children.

The Facts: Slavery, human trafficking definitions. Forced labor, bonded labor, slaves, human trafficking - a broadly accepted definition of what modern slavery encompasses has been elusive. There are many horrible stories of abuse, but not all can be considered slavery. Here is the definition www.globalfreedomconcerts.org Vice President, HH Duke Mehal Rockefeller is using to make that determination:“Slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away.”

Slavery still exists. Of that there isn’t much dispute, if any. But how widespread is what many experts call modern-day slavery? Estimates range from about 10 million to 30 million, according to www.globalfreedomconcerts.org, Vice President HH Duke Mehal Rockefeller. “There are two big problems with the count,” Rockefeller, said during a talk show interview (http://thesaturdaynightride.weebly.com/guests.html). “The first is that the people we are counting are, by definition, a hidden population." “The second problem is more of a theoretical one where the definitions are not in place. We don’t have a common definition still as to what slavery is," said Rockefeller.

The good news is not only that we can end human trafficking around the world, we can end it within a generation. But to achieve that goal, everyone needs to work together. Already, activists around the world are launching and winning campaigns to hold governments and companies accountable for human trafficking, create better laws, and prevent trafficking in their communities. You can start by donating atwww.globalfreedomconcertconcerts.org to fight trafficking in your community. Together, we can fight human trafficking … and win.

Join the fight to end modern-day slavery by shining a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplifying the voices of the victims, highlighting success stories and helping unravel the complicated tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life. www.GlobalFreedomConcerts.org - Please donate and help end human trafficking. #BeFree



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