In light of St. VIncent’s concern for slaves it is interesting that according to a report ( Dec. 3, 2007  this new form of slavery is on the rise. It reported that the BBC on Nov. 6 noted that the United Nations in 2006 had named Israel one of the main destinations in the world for trafficked women. Japan is another country with significant numbers of women forced into being sex slaves. In Britain one estimate is that at any one time, up to 4,000 women are being compelled to work as prostitutes in Britain by criminal gangs.