December 14th, 2011
03:48 AM ET

Google joins fight against slavery with $11.5 million grant

Google Inc. announced Wednesday that it's providing $11.5 million in grants to 10 organizations working to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Gary Haugen, president and CEO of International Justice Mission, one of the grant recipients, called the move a "game-changing investment." IJM is a Washington-based human rights agency that works to rescue victims of slavery and sexual exploitation in about a dozen countries.

"This is the largest corporate step up to the challenge that is beginning to apply direct resources to the fight against slavery," Haugen said.
According to estimates by grant recipients, Google's support will free an estimated 12,000 people from slavery and prevent millions more from being victimized.

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  1. Bugs Ears

    @ Carol, The article is about 'modern day slavery' it does still go on in many other countries. To clearify, the article is NOT about America's past history of slavery.

    @ banasy, well said

    December 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    And I reiterate once again, doesn't anyone read?
    I said in my first post that Jake does have a point.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bugs Ears

    Slavery will forever be apart of history. That being said lets also clearly see that it does still persist in other countries.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    You bet your sweet bippy is does, Bug Ears.

    December 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Oh, btw, Bug Ears, thank you.

    December 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bugs Ears

    @ banasy, y/w

    December 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
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