By Phoebe Parke, for CNN
(CNN) Right now, there are between 20 and 36 million slaves in the world, including 5.5 million children.
Faced with these harrowing statistics, it's easy to think that there is nothing ordinary people can do about it. But that is not the case.
We asked the anti-trafficking community what we can all do to help end modern-day slavery -- the responses were many and varied. Here are some things you can start doing right now to make a difference.