Google Donates $11.5 Million To End Modern Day Slavery
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On Wednesday, Google announced that it will be digging into its deep pockets and donating $11.5 million to fight modern day slavery. It is reported that some 27 million people around the world are held in slavery and forced to work or have sex against their will.
"Many people are surprised to learn there are more people trapped in slavery today than any time in history," said Jacquelline Fuller, director of charitable giving and advocacy for Google to the Huffington Post. "The good news is that there are solutions."
Google will be donating the money to a number of organizations specializing in fighting slavery. Washington, D.C.-based International Justice Mission, Polaris Project and Slavery Footprint are among the others. The funds will be broken down to combay three main issues. $3.5 million will be used to fight forced labor in India, $4.5 million will go towards a campaign in India to educate and protect the vulnerable and another $1.8 million will be used to mobilize Americans on behalf of the millions currently at risk of slavery or waiting for rescue around the world.
The remaining $1.7 will go towards other smaller groups doing their part to fight slavery.
No word on if any of the budget will be used to hire Liam Nesson.