Can This Really Be True?

One sentence really struck me when I first read, Half the Sky.

In other words, far more women and girls are shipped into brothels each year in the early twenty-first century than African slaves were shipped into slave plantations each year in the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries – although the overall population was of course far smaller then.

The stories in Half the Sky are extremely compelling, but they are the sad tales of just a few people.  It is really shocking to consider that there are more slaves in the world today then ever and each of them has a similar tale to tell!

Has anything really struck you thus far in your reading?  Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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