The CNN Freedom project to end human trafficking is doing a new campaign to bring global awareness to this growing problem and to get people like you and me into the fight. This new project is called #FlyToFreedom and you can be a part! All you have to do is make a paper airplane, write on it what you will pledge to do to help combat modern-day slavery, post your message on Twitter with the hashtag #FlyToFreedom and then live your pledge. Many have pledged to donate money to organizations to combat slavery. Others have pledged to learn more about human trafficking, and how it has affected our world. I have made my pledge that you can watch here: #FlyToFreedom
So, what will you do? You can learn more about this growing on my blog here, as I research and publish new information on the fight of human trafficking around the world and ways we are helping to end it. You can also research information on the Internet from well-established charities and organizations across the globe. You can also donate to any of the charities below after learning about what they are doing in the fight. Maybe you have a more creative stance. Regardless, please make a pledge. Please share your pledges here as well, along with information that may be helpful to our readers. Because one person in a collection of many can make a difference. Together, we can help end child slavery.
Charities and Organizations Against Human Trafficking
CNN Freedom Project
Free The Slaves
Friends of Maiti Nepal
International Justice Mission
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-THE-LOST
Not For Sale
Welcome to my blog. This blog consists of information, stories, and tips to help in the fight of human trafficking. It is estimated that close to 30 million men, women and children are slaves in the human trafficking pandemic. Human trafficking takes the form of labor trafficking and sex trafficking. As many as half of these numbers are children as modern day slaves. It is true that slavery is abolished in almost every nation around the world. However, there are more slaves today than at any other time in our world history, including our American history with the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The only countries in the world that do not have any documented cases of human trafficking are Greenland and Iceland. Human trafficking is not just happening in countries half-way around the world; in fact, America is deep within the sex trade, with foreign AND domestic sex trafficking happening on our soil. Our own children in the United States fall victim to sex trafficking, as early as age 13. The statistics are staggering! I will post some of these on my statistics page coming soon.
So, what can I do to help? With these numbers, how can I even begin? We will discuss this and many more things in the weeks and months to come: signs to look out for, how to get involved, agencies and non-profit organizations to help combat human trafficking, and even more about modern day slavery as a whole. The more you know, the better equipped you are to fight this. And we all must do our part. It is time to stop turning a blind eye to the horrors of human trafficking, particularly when it comes to our children. Will you help? Please consider subscribing to this blog to educate yourself and your family, neighbors, and friends. Also, follow us on Twitter at truefreedomkidz. Thanks for joining the fight!