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What is your slavery footprint?

 

Victims of human trafficking are forced to work in a broad spectrucm of the global economy: from manufacturing of clothing and mobile phones to mining of gems - and many other industries that are fueled by everyday consumption.

 

Find out how your consumption is tied to human trafficking and modern-day slavery by taking the Slavery Footprint survey at www.slaveryfootprint.org.

 

Slavery Footprint is non-profit organization dedicated to ending forced labor, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy.

 

In 2011 the organization partnered with the U.S. State Department to launch the survey and mobile app. The website allows consumers to visualize how their consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery and provides them with an opportunity to have a conversation with the companies that manufacture the goods they purchase.

 

"What we are trying to do is make it so it's not just someone else's business, it's everyone's business," The New York Times quoted Luis CdeBaca, ambassador at large for the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons as saying. "There's a horror about it when they figure out what is going on."

 

The website won the Interactive Award for Activism at the SXSW Festival in Austin last month.