When I realized that I was personally contributing to modern-day slavery by the clothes I was wearing, the coffee I was drinking, and the food I was eating, I knew I had to make a change.

As much as I didn’t (and don’t) want to believe it, forced labor exists in alarming numbers in the world today. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO),  there are about 20 million victims of Forced Labor (excluding sexual exploitation) in the world today—that’s half of all victims of human trafficking.

So what do we do know about forced labor and what can we do to fight it?

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