This is my photography entry for 's 'Not For Sale' Human-Trafficking Awareness project: [link] (I added the text to the photo in PaintShop Pro, as I was told I was allowed to.)
Nobody really knows exactly how many people are sold into slavery each year, but there are estimated to be nearly 30 million people trapped in some kind of slavery today. The Atlantic slave trade, which kidnapped and enslaved Africans between the 1500s and 1800s, brought less than 15 million to the New World, total.
For more information on human trafficking, and what you can do to help stop it: Not For Sale Campaign: [link] Stop Child Trafficking Now: [link] HumanTrafficking.org: [link] Teens On Trafficking: [link]
And, for those of you who have stamp collections, here's a stamp that someone made:
Here's another piece I did on the problem of trafficking:
This poster is featured in the U.S. Department of State's 2010 Trafficking in Persons report, page 365: [link] If you or your organization would like to use this poster to help spread awareness of Human Trafficking, please inquire by email, to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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