Human Traffiking

How Many Slaves Work For You?

Here’s my score : You Have 21 Slaves Working For You.

Slavery Footprint, a creation of Call + Response , an anti-slavery organization, and the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, encourages users to take an online lifestyle survey to calculate their slavery footprint. Like most carbon footprint calculators, your outcome is often much higher than you’d expect.

If you drive a car, use a laptop or smartphone, wear cotton T-shirts, eat oranges or buy jewelry, the likelihood is that Slavery Footprint will calculate you’re employing a trafficked person or two. The score is calculated based on the raw materials in those products, such as the tantalum used in smartphones, which is often mined by trafficked persons and helps finance civil war in the Congo.

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