Sknite. (April 10, 2013). Human Trafficking in Romania. [photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.bubblews.com/news/383991-human-trafficking-in-romania
Some of you may have watched ‘Taken’, a movie starred by Liam Neeson. This is somewhat similar, but extended into deeper contexts (I’ll explain more as we go on).
This post is about sharing my thoughts of how we can contribute in stopping cruelty towards human being through simple clicks over the internet. Many not for profit organisations have been using social medias and webpages as online platforms to raise people’s awareness as well as encouraging the larger communities to get involve in certain issues. Once you’ve read this post, please let me know any thoughts of how to contribute in stopping or reducing this issue.
I went to Hillsong Conference this July 2013, and joined several workshops for 5 days, and one of the workshops that I attend was about human trafficking hosted by Christine Caine. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about humanity, how people are treated, and how lucky we are for sitting on the other side of the fence. Human trafficking has been the number one fastest growing business in the world. Currently, an estimate of 27 million slavery are taking place in this planet. Men, women and children (average age of 13) are being exploited for sexual labour against their will and manual labour. For the sex slaves, they are forced to serve 40 up to 110 customers per day. You might be wondering where’s the place believed to be the centre of human trafficking? The answer is Greece. For further details about this issue, here’s a link to a not for profit organisation that focuses on saving these people from being traded and rescuing the victims, called as the A21Campaign (http://www.thea21campaign.org/). You can take part in this journey of saving humanity either by volunteering, giving donations, and several other ways. I really encourage you to look through their page and think: “how can i contribute?”. Me, myself is trying to raise the awareness in regards to this issue.
I also recommend a movie titled “Trade of Innocents”, based on a true story that took place in Thailand. You can buy it from Ebay or stream it online, up to you. This movie, in short, explains how human beings are being traded as commodities. Watch it, and let me know your thoughts or perhaps give me additional information.
- Watch: Inside the Lives of American Sex Slaves (abcnews.go.com)
- UNICEF Urges Louder Voices to End Violence Against Children (prweb.com)
- Over 70 Women Rescued in Mexico City from Sex-Slave Ring (hispanicallyspeakingnews.com)