Friends, meet the children of Vutideke! This is Wisdom, Sefan, Richmond, Evelyn, Alfred, and Kwame. They’ve all arrived safely at the rehabilitation shelter with our Ghana staff. Tonight will include dinner and warm beds in a safe place - with lots of smiles not far behind! 📷@alisevey
The joy on Emboy's face is the reason we fight for at-risk children. Life without education is the norm for many children in the Upper Mekong Region, and this often leads to forced labor or recruitment. Education opens the door to new opportunities and to lives of peace. This is why we fight for every child to have the chance to learn.
Delighted to share with you all that our recent partner village of Vutideke released 6 trafficked children to our Mercy Project staff this morning! We are humbled and grateful for the chance to bring freedom and education and family back to these 6. Please join us in celebrating their lives today, and on their behalf, thank you for making this newfound freedom a reality in Ghana!
We All Walked For Freedom
Amy, at 17 yrs old. Life with her “lover” was a grooming process that went from showering her with attn to abuse and then sold for money. He became her trafficker. 6 months pregnant with her trafficker’s child. Daughter was used for threat to be sold into child sex trafficking ring to trap Amy even more. Amy and her daughter was rescued, and has flourished because of @a21 .
Ivan, husband and father. Trafficked, beaten, kidnapped, and jailed due to “lost” documents. Worked till the traffickers saw Ivan was too weak and sick, so they threw him away in the forest. Ivan was found on the road and now @a21 is assisting him.
Eve, rescued at 7yrs old. Parents left, grandparents took their then 3yr old granddaughter to the streets of Thailand to dance everyday for money. The longer she danced, the more they made, so the step grandfather added drugs in her water to keep her going. By 4yrs old she was making enough money for the whole family. Eve ended up malnourished, became a “poster child,” and tourists started “wanting” a child like her for their pleasure. When she came to the @a21 center they washed her make up off and gave her normal clothing. She now attends school, receives medical treatments, counseling, and gymnastics. Eve and her brother are adjusting to their normal, in a safe place, in peace.
Yesterday I launched a blog dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking and modern slavery. If you haven't already, please check it out and give it a follow, follow the Instagram & Twitter too @WWTraffick. I'll be writing and sharing articles regularly on the different aspects of modern slavery, current issues and on what we can do to help, posting updates in the law, poetry & more. Link to the website is in my bio!
Using movement to fight against + speak about modern day slavery, has been at the core of who we are + the sole purpose of our company when we started out as Without Words Movement five years ago. We have grown + broadened our focus + goals immensely as a company over the last several years - but this still remains + will always be such a burden + piece of our heart as a company. We play a small part, but all of us together can bring change + eventually kill this evil that still exists. There are countless ways you can be part of the solution. Some are as easy as using your voice + sharing information on social media, some ways involve more sacrifice like giving up your favorite brand of clothing + being more conscious of where the products in your home really come from. It's worth it. This needs to end. We hate it + we can all do our part in standing up for those who can't speak for themselves. So, let's do it.
Today was week 3 in the classroom. We focused on two community problems (bullying and human trafficking) and searched for ways to solve for these problems. Now I understand how teaching can be fulfilling ... I still don't want to teach, but my heart is always warmed after Wednesday classes. Solving community problems that often lead to suicide has become a tool of #selfcare . #intentionality#education#antibullying#antihumantrafficking#antislavery#metoo
today is national anti - slavery day • slavery is all around us, we just have to open our eyes to see it • the Polaris Project has identified 25 different typologies of human trafficking in the US :
• escort services • illicit massage, health and beauty • outdoor solicitation
• residential • domestic work • bars, strip clubs, and cantinas • pornography
• traveling sales crews • restaurants and food service • peddling and begging • agriculture and animal husbandry • personal sexual servitude • health and beauty services
• construction • hotels and hospitality • landscaping • illicit activities • arts and entertainment • commercial cleaning services • factories and manufacturing • remote interactive sexual acts
• forestry and logging • health care • recreational facilities • • •
consider helping us fight against the crime of human trafficking by supporting our work with survivors! • every purchase you make allows us to continue to offer job training and employment to women survivors!
This Anti-Slavery Day let’s take a moment to remember that for 21 million people in our world today slavery is still a reality. It's happening right now in front of our eyes but sadly it all too often goes unnoticed. So my question to you is: would you recognise modern-day slavery if you came face-to-face with it? Would you have it within you to show the courage and conviction that abolitionist like William Wilberforce and Olaudah Equiano demonstrated in their time ...because the truth is we can all do our bit to help set people free, and our society free, simply by removing our blindfolds and acting on the injustices we see. As William Wilberforce once said, “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” You do know now.
Today is ANTI SLAVERY DAY! Tonight we were invited to a charity event for @youcanfreeus - a wonderful charity that are working towards ending human trafficking. A terrifying 40 million people are still enslaved in our modern world #helpendthis#antislavery#antislaveryday
Today is #AntiSlaveryDay . Freedom from slavery is established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, pictured here at the UN in New York. But last year there were approximately 40.3 million people living as slaves at any given point. 71% of these are women or girls.
This is a complex issue, there are many forms of slavery in today's world, and we have much to learn. So take a moment to look up modern slavery. Find out about the problem, look to see what our government is doing about it, and decide whether you think that's enough. I'll be writing more about the modern slavery throughout the year.
1 3 , 0 0 0 👉 For context - that's more than half the number of employees at @transportforlondon, almost as many people at the @bbc, and wayyy more than the brains behind @instagram. More than the number of students at @londonschoolofeconomics. A THIRD of the population of Liechtenstein! AND it's 13,000 more than there should be 🙅JOIN us in the fight to end modern slavery - get our Unseen Manicure before 23rd Oct and we'll donate £5 to @unseenuk for you. #LETSNAILIT#unseen#antislavery#facts#manicurewithaconscience
🌸 Please read Dahlia's story #antislavery#helponeanother#strongwomen 🌸#Repost @holly_branson
To mark Anti-Slavery Day, alongside @beulahlondon , I am celebrating Dahlia and her story to freedom.
In search for work in Pune, Dahlia met a woman who promised her a good job…but sadly, she believed her, only to find herself in the Budvaar Peth red-light district. She constantly resisted and fought with the brothel madam, so she was sent to Delhi, then on to Agra where she was sold to another brothel. She was forced to see between 40-60 men every day. She was so broken that she begged her customers to help her escape but nobody ever helped. One day she was finally rescued during a police raid, together with 8 other girls and placed in a government home for 11 months, and later transferred to one of @youcanfreeus safe houses, where she has been for over one year.
Today is the EU Anti-Slavery Day. There are many organisations involved in working towards modern day abolition including A21, Stop the Traffik and Care for Scotland. There are people in our communities who are being forced to work, serve or prostitute themselves. It’s closer than you think. The websites of each of these organisations and others give details of how to be aware, report and get involved in the fight back. Please do what you can. #antislavery#euantislaveryday#antislaveryday#notforsale#antitrafficking#haggismunchers
Could you spot the signs of #ModernSlavery ?
This #AntiSlaveryDay we’re working with Surrey Police & partner agencies to raise awareness of this brutal crime. Illegal exploitation exists here in #Surrey & across the UK, therefore we much all work together to put a stop to it 🚫
Today is #antislaveryday and we salute those leading the charge to end forced labour, sexual exploitation and servitude. There are thought to be at least 13,000 men, women and children in the U.K. Who are victims of slavery. Show your support by donating to or showing some social media solidarity with some of the charities such as @hopeforjusticeintl and @salvationarmyuk who are our heroes in fighting this scourge ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #livekindly#notblindly#antislavery
For #AntiSlaveryDay @beulahlondon has collaborated with charity partner @youcanfreeus to raise awareness on modern day slavery through a series of beautiful portraits by photographer Danielle Valimont and illustrator @lula_herself, depicting women who have been rescued from human trafficking. Read their full stories on their accounts.
"In Mumbai you can literally do anything, and if you can't find something, you sell your body" Today we visited this slum on the edge of the railway lines, we were told it's owned by a gang. Women and children are brought from all over India to be trafficked in Mumbai. Today is #antislavery day. Slavery still exists. #India
Many workers in Asia endure #ForcedLabor to bring us the garments, foods, electronics and other goods we enjoy. Click the link in bio to JOIN US in calling on Australia to leverage its buying power and protect vulnerable workers by proposing a strong #ModernSlavery law. #antislavery#antislaveryday
Mark Twain said "there are lies, damn lies and statistics". About Modern Day Slavery these statistics are simply gut-wrenching about the greatest crime in modern humanity
Today in the UK is Anti-slavery Day
Here are some modern day slavery statistics that you might not know about.
It is conservatively estimated that there are 20 to 30 million slaves across the world today. It is hard to count the exact numbers of a hidden population.
You are in greater risk of being hit by a bolt of lightning than you are of going to jail, if you enslave a person in South Asia.
An estimated number of 800,000 people are illegally trafficked across international borders every year.
There are 161 countries affected by human trafficking.
The total income generated by modern day slavery is a staggering $150 billion.
The majority of modern slavery victims are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.
It is estimated that 1.2 million children are enslaved through forced labour and exploited in the sex industry each year.
In 1850, the cost of a slave if converted in today’s dollar value, would be $40,000. The cost of a modern day slave is $90.
Brazil leads the world in fighting modern day slavery.
In terms of profit, Human Trafficking is ranked as the 3rd largest international crime industry – just behind Drugs and Arms Trafficking.
54% percent of modern day slaves were recruited by strangers and 46% were recruited by people they know.
78% of modern day slaves are in some form of forced labour, while 22% are involved in the sex industry.
55% of modern day slaves are women and children and 45% are men and boys. 26% of them are children under 18 years old.
Сегодня во всем мире отмечается #AntiSlaveryDay - День борьбы с современным рабством. Подробнее о том, почему эта проблема так важна и какие обязательства берет на себя Великобритания, в нашем видео.
On this #antislavery day as 45 MILLION people remain in bondage, do your bit. Take 2 minutes out of your day to learn how to spot the signs of abuse and trafficking and where to go for help. Click link under profile and share. We can end this scurge. #together#modernslavery
Today is #antislavery day and on behalf of @beulahlondon I'd like to share a story on Sunflower who spent her childhood in a small village in Nepal. Her family was very poor and as a young girl, she wanted desperately to help them to make money somehow. A neighbour tricked her and her family by promising a good job in Mumbai and a chance to go to school as well. But at the age of 11, Sunflower was trafficked and sold into a brothel in Mumbai. She was placed in a dark room and forced to see many men every night. She does not remember seeing the light of the sunrise for many years. One night, she was able to escape and she ran immediately to a policeman she saw on the street and told him of her horror but sadly he moved her to another red-light area and sold her for even more money. She became pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl, but she had no idea how to care for herself or the baby. She and her daughter were rescued one day and brought to a @YouCanFreeUs safe house, but Sunflower arrived severely depressed and traumatized and was unable to speak to anyone. Through the caring team of @YouCanFreeUs, Sunflower has been completely transformed. She has overcome many fears through regular psychosocial support and counseling and has learned to love and care for her baby. Sunflower has blossomed in the safe house where she feels loved and cared for by the staff. She is interested in cooking and gardening. She is also learning basic reading and writing in the training center, and is on a journey to wholeness and peace. Sunflower has also gained confidence to learn tailoring, which she wants to pursue as a career path.
18th of October every year is #antislaveryday which aims to raise awareness on modern day slavery. Millions of people around the world mostly women and children are trapped in some form of forced labour. It's truly heartbreaking when you look into the numbers and the numbers are only ever an estimate 💔Out of the millions of people making our clothes in the fashion industry many of these are subjected to exploitation, verbal and physical abuse , working in unsafe conditions and given very little pay. Familyhood believe fashion should be empowering not exploiting and why we try our hardest to take a stand & only use fair trade and organic suppliers. Fair trade advocates better standards for workers so you know that those making what you wear are treated with dignity and respect. This is far from solving the problem however it is progress. We all have a voice through our retailing power & with these small steps like purchasing fair trade we can make it known we do not condone slave labour. Fast fashion isn't free, someone somewhere is paying. We can all help make a more ethical supply chain 🌎✨❤️If you can do one thing out of your normal routine today lets help raise awareness for #antislaveryday & #modernslavery & start thinking more about the clothes we buy and wear and how we look after them.