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Andrew Tate, a British-American kickboxing champion, was arrested in Romania on human trafficking allegations. A statement from prosecutors said four people, including two Britons, were suspects in a criminal group that sexually exploited women.
The women were allegedly subjected to "physical violence and mental coercion through intimidation, constant surveillance, control and invoking alleged debts" and forced to make pornographic videos. Six potential victims had been identified, according to The Guardian.
This shines a spotlight once again on human trafficking.
Many people believe slavery ended over a century ago. Although slavery is no longer legal, or socially accepted, it never ended. Slavery doesn't look the same as it did during the 300 years of transatlantic slave trade. Indeed, slavery has taken on a new face.
Everyone should be free. And yet, through force, fraud and coercion, human traffickers violate this most basic right. Traffickers' exploitative practices affect every country in the world, including the United States, by diminishing and destroying our communities, sense of security and the global economy.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates there are 24.9 million victims of human trafficking around the world. Of those 20.1 million are labor trafficking victims. Another 4.8 million are sex trafficking victims of which 3.8 million victims were adults, and 1 million were children. Globally, 99% of victims were women and girls.
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Jennifer LeClaire is an internationally recognized author, apostolic-prophetic voice to her generation and conference speaker. She carries a reforming voice that inspires and challenges believers to pursue intimacy with God, cultivate their spiritual gifts and walk in the fullness of what God has called them to do. Jennifer is contending for awakening in the nations through intercession and spiritual warfare, strong apostolic preaching and practical prophetic teaching that equips the saints for the work of the ministry. Jennifer is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Prayer Hubs prayer movement.
Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at email@example.com.
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