Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade–and How We Can Fight It (Paperback) by David Batstone
My dear wife gave this book to me last year as a romantic anniversary present. I just picked it up again and it has rocked my world. I am praying for wisdom to know what my part is to play in response.
“An estimated 27 million people around the globe suffer in situations of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves. Trafficking in people has become increasingly transnational in scope and highly lucrative. After illegal drug sales and arms trafficking, human trafficking is today the third most profitable criminal activity in the world, generating $31 billion annually. As many as half of all those trafficked worldwide for sex and domestic slavery are children under 18 years of age.”