So India's government is officially estimating that there are approximately 1.2 million child prostitutes in their country.In 2009.
What is happening to this world?
The truth is that when you talk to most Americans about "slavery", they think of something that happened long ago that has now been abolished. However, the reality is that modern slavery is not only real, but it is rapidly growing, and today more people are enslaved around the world than ever before.
A recent report put out by the United Nations claims that most of the world is in denial about the horror of human trafficking. Instead of going away, human slavery is getting even worse and more widespread in the 21st century.Exactly how many people are being trafficked?The U.S. State Department says that there are 800,000 new victims each year, while the International Labor Organization claims that the number is actually about 2.5 million.
The executive director of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, had this to say about the U.N. report: "It's sick that we should even need to write a report about slavery in the 21st century."