WILLS POINT, Texas, July 24, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — Young Nadish is a symbol of hope for GFA (Gospel for Asia), as it works to help end a global crisis. Now restored to his family through one of the organization’s caring Bridge of Hope centers in Asia, for two years the small boy was held as a slave-just one of the more than 40 million people around the world kept against their will and forced to work.
Though slavery has long been officially outlawed, numerically there are more slaves today than at any time in history-and they make up a population larger than Canada’s and four times the global number of people in prison.
As it continues to care for victims in Asia, where forced labor is widespread, GFA is spotlighting the global issue of human trafficking to raise awareness and encourage action to dismantle the illicit trade whose shadowy profits are exceeded only by those of illicit drugs and illegal arms.
GFA details the scale and scope of the problem-named “the greatest human rights issue of our time”-in “21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions”, the latest in a series of major articles tackling key social issues. It is being published to coincide with the World Day Against Trafficking in Human Persons (July 30).