CMM Is Freeing Slaves-Jesus Sets The Captives Free-CMM Freed More Slaves Than Ever Before During 2021
CMM Is Freeing Slaves-Jesus Sets The Captives Free
by Jorge Parrott
One of the greatest tragedies of our times is the many who are lured, then trapped in sexual slavery. Reports show there are more people in slavery worldwide than at any time in history. The CMM Global Family prays for and helps free slaves through our trusted, indigenous network of long-term fruitful friends/missionaries. This year with more nations in conflict amidst the lockdowns due to the pandemic we have freed more slaves than ever before in CMM’s history.
Please remember this healing process is a long road and we ask you to pray about sending monthly support for their healthcare, food, clothing, education and eventual vocational training so they may become self-sustaining. Pray and give a one time gift or monthly at http://cmm.world
Thank you for your prayers and generosity in helping provide freedom, safety, hope, restoration, and renewal of hope to many women, men, and children who were freed from the terror of sex slavery. Many we have freed are teenagers sold in the sex trade. Imagine the horror at a young age or any age of being treated so viciously! Some do not survive but for those who do we pray and work diligently to see them healed of all trauma so they may fulfill all the Lord created them for. Often, the Lord gives a special mantle for healing others to those who have suffered in one particular area of suffering in their own life to bring healing to others afflicted in a similar way.
CMM has gathered friends who are graduates of our CMM College of Theology to form a Trauma Triage Team to comfort and counsel these victims. Freeing the slaves is only the beginning of the process of restoration leading to fullness in their lives. Please remember this healing process is a long road and we ask you to pray about sending monthly support for their healthcare, food, clothing, education and eventual vocational training so they may become self-sustaining. Pray and give a one time gift or monthly at http://cmm.world
Factsheet of human sex slavery globally:
A Global Problem:
According to a September 2017 report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation:
An estimated 24.9 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery. Of these, 16 million (64%) were exploited for labor, 4.8 million (19%) were sexually exploited, and 4.1 million (17%) were exploited in state-imposed forced labor.
Forced labor takes place in many different industries. Of the 16 million trafficking victims exploited for labor
7.5 million (47%) forced labor victims work in construction, manufacturing, mining, or hospitality
3.8 million (24%) forced labor victims are domestic workers
1.7 million (11%) forced labor victims work in agriculture
71% of trafficking victims around the world are women and girls and 29% are men and boys.
15.4 million victims (75%) are aged 18 or older, with the number of children under the age of 18 estimated at 5.5 million (25%).
The Asia-pacific region accounts for the largest number of forced laborers— 15.4 million (62% of the global total). Africa has 5.7 million (23%) followed by Europe and Central Asia with 2.2 million (9%). The Americas account for 1.2 million (5%) and the Arab States account for 1% of all victims.
Human trafficking does not always involve travel to the destination of exploitation: 2.2 million (14%) of victims of forced labor moved either internally or internationally, while 3.5 million (74%) of victims of sexual exploitation were living outside their country of residence.
Victims spend an average of 20 months in forced labor, although this varied with different forms of forced labor.
Human Trafficking is Big Business
Human trafficking earns profits of roughly $150 billion a year for traffickers, according to the ILO report from 2014. The following is a breakdown of profits, by sector:
$99 billion from commercial sexual exploitation
$34 billion in construction, manufacturing, mining and utilities
$9 billion in agriculture, including forestry and fishing
$8 billion dollars is saved annually by private households that employ domestic workers under conditions of forced labor
While only 19% of victims are trafficked for sex, sexual exploitation earns 66% of the global profits of human trafficking. The average annual profits generated by each woman in forced sexual servitude ($100,000) is estimated to be six times more than the average profits generated by each trafficking victim worldwide ($21,800), according to the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE).
OSCE studies show that sexual exploitation can yield a return on investment ranging from 100% to 1,000%, while an enslaved laborer can produce more than 50% profit even in less profitable markets (e.g., agricultural labor in India).
In the Netherlands, investigators were able to calculate the profit generated by two sex traffickers from a number of victims. One trafficker earned $18,148 per month from four victims (for a total of $127,036) while the second trafficker earned $295,786 in the 14 months that three women were sexually exploited according to the OSCE.
While sexual exploitation generates profits, forced labor saves costs. In one case, Chinese kitchen workers were paid $808 for a 78-hour work week in Germany. According to German law, a cook was entitled to earn $2,558 for a 39-hour work week according to the OSCE.
The Number of Prosecutions of Human Traffickers is Alarmingly Low
According to the 2017 State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, there were only 14,894 prosecutions and 9,071 convictions for trafficking globally in 2016.
1,251 prosecutions, 1,119 convictions and the identification of 18,296 victims occurred in Africa
2,137 prosecutions, 1,953 convictions and the identification of 9,989 victims occurred in East Asia & the Pacific
2,703 prosecutions, 1,673 convictions, and the identification of 11,416 victims occurred in Europe
996 prosecutions, 1,187 convictions, and the identification of 3,292 victims occurred in the Near East
6,297 prosecutions, 2,193 convictions, and the identification of 14,706 victims occurred in South & Central Asia
1,513 prosecutions, 946 convictions, and the identification of 8,821 victims occurred in the Western Hemisphere
Of the estimated 16 million forced labor victims worldwide, only 1,038 cases of forced labor were prosecuted globally in 2016, according to the US Department of State.
In 2016, the Department of Justice convicted a total of 439 human traffickers, up from 297 in 2015 and 184 in 2014.
Perhaps one answer lies in the success President Trump has had in fighting human trafficking compared to his predecessor, Barack Obama, as seen in the chart above. The first 18 months of the Trump presidency saw a 743 percent increase in arrests of traffickers over the first two years of Barack Obama's first term.
Under Trump's helm, 9,200 individuals were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking in 18 months. Under Obama, 1,238 were arrested for trafficking during his first two years. During eight years in office, Obama's administration made only 42 more arrests for human trafficking than Trump's administration made in his first 18 months! How many precious lives were saved by those 9,200 arrests!
President Trump's commitment to fighting human trafficking is apparent in his "Presidential Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2019." This also received the media's anti-Trump treatment. From the president:
Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It is not enough merely to denounce this horrific assault on human dignity; we must actively work to prevent and end this barbaric exploitation of innocent victims. During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we pledge to continue the battle to abolish modern slavery and restore the lives of those affected by human trafficking.