Will the world continue to ignore this terrible slave trade market? Dr. Cunningham adds, “As I watch the Olympics, I am reminded of what we can achieve if we all set aside our differences and work together. Every day she could expect to work hard. At the end of the day, she had nothing. Each day broke her heart and tortured her spirit.

The Difficult Problem

Currently, there are more than 27 million slaves in the world, more than the number of people extracted from Africa throughout the 400 years of the slave trade. Modern human slavery includes trafficking which generates profits in excess of 12 billion dollars a year. Forcing individuals into slavery involves aggressive behaviors such as intimidation, torture, murder, abandonment, and rape.

Slave Trade Victims

Practical Solutions

Recently, the Redemptive Film Festival (RFF) formed a strategic alliance with the human rights activist agency, IJM to use legal means to help to rescue and empower modern day slaves. Virginia Beach resident Dr. Christopher Cunningham founded RFF; he has worked in the media for more than twenty two years.

Here are ways that organizations and individuals can get involved:

1 – Educate yourself on the issue of modern day slavery from websites
2 – Encourage your friends and family to do the same.
3 – Develop anti-slavery groups or clubs in your office or school.
4 – Donate to organizations specifically for this cause.
5 – Write media and articles releases to support this effort.

A Look Forward

Currently, there are more than 27 million slaves in the world, more than the number of people extracted from Africa throughout the 400 years of the slave trade. Modern human slavery includes trafficking which generates profits in excess of 12 billion dollars a year. Recently, the Redemptive Film Festival (RFF) formed a strategic alliance with the human rights activist agency, IJM to use legal means to help to rescue and empower modern day slaves. Will the world continue to ignore this terrible slave trade market? The slave trade industries while probably continue well beyond the 2008 Olympics, citizens of the world can’t afford to forget these oppressed victims.

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