Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Human trafficking

I wrote this as a script for a show we do at work, but it's such an important issue I felt I needed to write about it here as well.
Did you know that up to four million people are victims of human trafficking each year?

People who are trafficked are exploited and this can mean anything from forced labour, slavery to prostitution.

Women, when forced into prostitution, generally work seven days a week, 12 hours a day. Many are not free to reject a client or unsafe practices and live under constant fear of contracting HIV and other diseases.

When forced into labour, victims are paid far below poverty wage in sweatshops where only two bathroom breaks are allowed in a 14-hour workday.

My word, are we as Christians doing anything to stop this monstrous atrocity against God’s children?

We need to use our voices and resources to raise awareness of human trafficking in the community and educate others.

And we also need to become more conscious of the things we buy. Enslaved persons can be directly or indirectly involved in the production of goods and services that we use every day.

We can help them by becoming ethical consumers who support businesses committed to offering Fair Trade certified products.

Do something to help your brother and sister in Christ today.

Anti-slavery Project

The Jammed (movie)

Act Now


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