Earlier this week Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof wrote an article for the NY Times highlighting the tragedy of human trafficking. His article and more information on the estimated 27 million people enslaved around the world can be found at www.ijm.org, the International Justice Mission. Most 21st century slaves are women and girls, and at least half are children. They face brutal forms of forced labor or prostitution, and are found across the globe, including the US. Our modern global economy has enabled us to not only access goods internationally, but for some to prey on the poor and the vulnerable. However, we can all work to raise awareness of human trafficking and speak out against this shocking exploitation of young people.