Human trafficking occurring all over the globe often hidden in plain sight.
"This world could be a beautiful Kintsugi if we all understood one thing."
The story of a woman who went to India with Stop The Traffik
"Wallet, phone, ID, passport, taken."
Controlled in everything they did and told it was impossible to leave
There is little transparency within big corporations that allow massive violations to occur. Environmental issues quickly lead to human rights issues. Quickly there is many problems that seem to big too fix in an instant.
It's not one person or just the police that need to step into help. Its the whole community both locally and globally that need to work against issues. Communities are interconnected where when one problem arrises it greatly impacts several other parts of the community. Providing things like seeds create sustainable growth that enables communities to get off the ground and work together.
Where is the voice of every young girl who is lured with the promise of big money to work in textile mills?
"We're sending a very loud message to the plantation owners, and we're sending a very loud message to the traffickers themselves"
In a $100 billion cocoa industry Africa gains a horrific 2% of the revenue. Even though they produce 75% of the world's cocoa they live in extreme poverty. Allowing individuals to be desperate for basic necessities quickly allows them to be lured into modern slavery. #stopthetraffik #weneedchange #supportfairtrade
Fashion for Freedom presented by Poiema Productions is an event working to assist vulnerable refugees including those at risk for trafficking. The annual fashion show generates financial support. This year's funds are allocated to helping refugees in distress. By raising money to help support new comers they are preventing large scale human trafficking. The show is taking place April 30 in Leduc, Alberta. Tickets are available online. #fff2016
With an influx of refugees across the globe traffickers have looked at the crisis as a business opportunity. Refugees, especially child refugees have become increasily susepitable to trafficking because they are in a vulnerable state. It is important to not only be aware of the distress but also do our part to contribute towards a valuable and constructive support to aid these people.
Highlight on a small café that is using coffee to positively impact those that are caught in trafficking. May we all aspire to use what we have at our fingertips to create sustainable change for those in need.