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.