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Human Trafficking: Still Very Real

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/30/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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40.3 MILLION modern-day slaves exist around the world today

Human trafficking has been a serious problem all over the world for decades. Six years ago, Pope Francis called it "a disgrace" and "a crime against humanity."

Catholic Online School offers an informative course on Human Trafficking.

Catholic Online School offers an informative course on Human Trafficking.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Today, human trafficking is still a crime against humanity. It is still a disgrace. And it is still plaguing millions of innocent people every day. 

According to Operation Underground Railroad, 40.3 MILLION modern-day slaves exist around the world today. The majority of these victims are vulnerable women and children. 

Two Religious Sisters from rural Assam work tirelessly to free modern-day slaves, but admit that it is hard to keep indigenous children in school and off the streets. Traffickers use smartphones and other modern luxuries to lure children into slavery. 

At times, the Assamese Sisters have felt that their uphill battle at stopping human trafficking comes with no reward, but they stick with those they save through their entire journey into recovery. 

Let there be no mistake, though. Because although these two inspiring Sisters work in rural countries, human trafficking exists everywhere. The United States, often believed to be one of the most modern countries, is considered one of the top destination points for victims of human trafficking. 

There is so much more to learn about human trafficking to truly understand its tragic existence and to learn what can actually be done to help victims heal and to put an end to the ongoing crime.

Catholic Online School offers a great, informative course on Human Trafficking and what can be done to help stop it from continuing. 

Catholic Online School aims to teach about the reality of human trafficking and many other true stories with their series of courses called "Extraordinary Stories." 

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