We might think of slavery as an abandoned practice, but today there are millions of slaves at work around the world.
Estimates place 1.2 million children in forced labor and an additional 1.8 million children in the global sex industry. And while statistics are difficult to compile, between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year, as national and global governments scramble to combat these rising numbers.
Since our founding in 1989, Reality Tours has utilized travel as an educational tool to build understanding across cultures and borders, and to inspire individuals to advocate for justice and to promote peace. Since 2009, we have organized delegations centered on the issues of human trafficking and modern slavery.
In partnership with the Not for Sale Campaign, participants on these delegations learn about the root causes of human trafficking, while examining the unique culture, history, social and economic conditions that contribute to the vulnerable conditions that often lead to increased human trafficking and exploitation in the destinations visited.
Delegations travel to Cambodia,Thailand, Peru, and Uganda. Search through our delegations on Human Trafficking for more information.
Click to read blogs about past participants to Cambodia and Uganda. Also, meet Boreth Sun our South East Asia program officer.
For more on Reality Tours being a signatory to ECPAT's Code of Conduct, read our blog.
To take action this year to be an abolitionist, join Not For Sale’s San Francisco Abolitionist Academy.
Reality Tours Director (External Relations)