"Slavery has a face. Meet Surya.
Surya was an innocent 13-year-old girl when the horror began. One day her mother, a prostitute, took Surya to the red light district and sold her to a brothel. Day after day, night after night, Surya was forced to have sex with countless men. For four years, Surya lived this reoccurring nightmare. At 17 years old, she was forced to marry a man who continued to use her in prostitution to make money for himself. She became an object - something to be used and abused over and over. During this time, Surya became pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl. Her husband was furious! He responded by brutally beating and burning Surya and left her and their daughter to die. A neighbor found Surya and the baby and rushed them to a hospital where they received some treatment. A recovery team met Surya in the government hospital - hopeless and with nowhere to go. The team placed Surya and her daughter into a safe home and continue to walk with them on the long road of recovery and healing. There is still must healing to be done, but for the first time in her life, Surya knows there is hope.
The number of people like Surya who are ruthlessly enslaved around the world is heartbreaking. Sadly, most of their stories do not end with FREEDOM. From factories to brothels to private homes to fields, more than 27 million people are living as modern-day slaves with little hope of rescue.