NCM, International

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Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
Global Ministry Center
17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66220, USA

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Toll Free
1.800.310.6362

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NCM
info@ncm.org

Child Sponsorship
cs@ncm.org

NCM, USA/Canada

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Nazarene Compassionate Ministries USA/Canada
Global Ministry Center
17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66220, USA

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Toll Free
1.800.306.9950

NCM, Incorporated

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Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.
17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Suite 100
Lenexa, KS 66220, USA

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Toll Free
1.800.214.4999

Local
1.913.768.4808

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ncmi@ncmi.org

1.800.310.6362 | 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66220, USA

What are the facts?

  • An estimated 20 million people were held in bonded slavery as of 1999.
  • In 2004 there were more slaves than were seized from Africa during four centuries of trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • In 1850 a slave in the Southern United States cost the equivalent of $40,000 today. A slave today costs an average of $90.
  • Approximately 2/3 of today’s slaves are in South Asia.  In India alone it is estimated that there are as many as 15 million children in bonded slavery.

Source: http://www.ijm.org/ourwork/whatwedo

Slavery

Slavery still exists today. Whether it is called human trafficking, bonded labor, forced labor, or sex trafficking, it is present worldwide, from the United States to India to Madagascar and, increasingly, in your local community. An estimated 12 – 27 million people are caught in one or another form of slavery. Between 600,000 and 800,000 are trafficked internationally. Nearly three out of every four victims are female. Half of modern-day slaves are children.

Bonded slavery

Bonded slavery is a common form of slavery today. It is defined as the continual labor of an individual forced to work by mental or physical threat. The person is owned by an employer to whom the person or person’s family is indebted. When a personal or family emergency requires immediate funds the individual or family is forced to work for very little or no pay in exchange for a small loan. Because the debt increases faster than they are paid, a person is trapped without hope of ever paying off the original debt.

These are widely used definitions of modern slavery:

  • Forced Labor: “all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself [herself] voluntarily.” — International Labour Organization
  • Trafficking in Persons: “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” — United Nations

For more information, visit FreedomCenter.org.