Google Joins Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery

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Google Inc. announced Wednesday they were joining the fight against slavery by providing $11.5 million in grants to ten organizations working to end slavery and human trafficking.

“This is the largest corporate step up to the challenge that is beginning to apply direct resources to the fight against slavery,” said Gary Haugen, president and CEO of International Justice Mission, one of the organizations receiving the money.

According to grant recipients, Google’s funds will free an estimated 12,000 people from slavery and prevent millions more from being victimized. Activists, scholars, and policy makers estimate there are between ten million and 30 million people currently enslaved worldwide.

[CNN]

Check out Passport’s recent article on modern-day slavery here.

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