THERE ARE CURRENTLY 20.9 MILLION PEOPLE TRAPPED IN MODERN DAY SLAVERY AROUND THE WORLD TODAY
-OF THESE, 71% ARE WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Vision for Women is working in some of the world’s poorest countries to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our sisters in Christ. The extreme poverty in third-world and developing countries result in malnutrition, disease, illiteracy, and often deep spiritual depravity. Little value is placed on women and girls in these countries where they are sold into sex-slavery - sometimes by members of their own families for as little as 10 US dollars, depending on their age and beauty.
Girls as young as 5 years old have been sold into slavery. Some men in India believe if they have AIDS or venereal disease and have sex with a virgin, they will be healed. They will pay up to $500 to have sex with a virgin girl as young as 7 years of age. The majority of these women end up with tuberculosis, HIV and, eventually, AIDS. Those with diseases are cast out into the streets to die alone.
VBB has produced a 15-Day Prayer Guide for these women. Please contact the office to request a copy or download it for free
2. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 20 to 30 MILLION SLAVES IN THE WORLD TODAY.
3. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN TEEN ENTERING THE SEX TRADE IS 12-14 YEARS OLD. MANY VICTIMS ARE RUNAWAY GIRLS WHO WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED AS CHILDREN.
4. BETWEEN 14,500 and 17,500 PEOPLE ARE TRAFFICKED INTO THE U.S. EACH YEAR.
5. HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS THE THIRD LARGEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME INDUSTRY (BEHIND ILLEGAL DRUGS AND ARMS TRAFFICKING). IT REPORTEDLY GENERATES A PROFIT OF $32 BILLION EVERY YEAR. OF THAT NUMBER $15.5 BILLION IS MADE IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES.