Modern-day slavery is sadly still a reality of the contemporary world. It comes in many different forms, some of the most common being: sex slavery, child soldiers, debt bondage, sweatshop labour, agricultural labour and organ harvesting.
Despite being illegal in every country, human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar market with an estimated 30million people currently enslaved (Not for Sale, 2015). Rape, violence, torture, forced abortions, manipulation and isolation are common afflictions amongst victims of the trade as they are abducted and sold into industries of hospitality, manufacturing, domestic work, armed forces and food production. Although the rising statistics are disheartening, they can be reversed. WRA supports projects which counteract abusive chains of command and restore victims back to a prosperous and dignified life.