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

Google said on its charitable website that its grants will “free more than 12,000 people from modern-day slavery” and prevent “millions more from being victimized.”

The Google blog said, “Modern day slavery is a multi-billion dollar industry that ruins the lives of around 27 million people.”

It explained the funding, in part, will go to India where the International Justice Mission, along with BBC World Service Trust, Action Aid and Aide et Action, are forming a new coalition. It will work on the ground with governments to stop slave labor by identifying the ring masters, documenting abuse, freeing individuals and providing them with therapy as well as job training.

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