I've been hearing a lot about human trafficking lately. And I wanted to share some of it with you. It was National Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day just a bit ago - I meant to post something about it, but I got caught up with things. So here it is... better late than never right?
I'll start with something DeviantArt related...
has a "Not For Sale" ( notforsalecampaign.org ) contest running, you can find more information here: [link]
I recieved an e-mail from Faceless International on National Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day and I think I'm going to just copy and paste...
"There are some 27 million people held in slavery today. Slavery exists in every country around the world.
According to the 2009 State Department Trafficking in Persons Report, over 80% of those trafficked are women and children.
The US State department estimates that some 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year.
In 1850, the price of a slave in the Southern United States would be the equivalent of $40,000 USD. According to Free The Slaves, today a slave costs an average of $90 USD.
Take action today and remember all those around the globe who have been victimized by modern day slavery and who have remained Faceless for far to long.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Download this letter ( [link]
), take the time to buy a stamp and mail it to Nestle; let them know that you will not stand for their disregard for the rights of their chocolate farmers.
Start reading one of these books today to learn the facts behind the modern day slave trade: Not For Sale by David Batstone ( [link]
) or Be The Change by Zach Hunter ( [link]
Visit change.org to sign the petition ( [link]
) to end the Adult Services Section on Craig's List."
Faceless International also does "trips" inside the US. They have two trips planned currently for March - one to LA the other to Nashville. Both trips offer work and education on human traffiking in the US.
You can check out the trips here: [link]
It doesn't however, tell how much the trips cost or when the money is due - I'm assuming that that information is downloadable registration packet. If not - you can e-mail them. Sarah is usually the person who responds to my e-mails and millions of questions. (I'm hoping to go with this group to India next December.)
Lastly, I was recently pointed to a group Love146. That seems to be doing good work. Their site is beautiful - completely beside the point. But from the looks of things they've developed thier solution into two catagories; prevention and aftercare. There's definitely some interesting things going on there. [link]
Now because I can... some featured awareness art!!!