We’re closing in on the end of the National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
If you haven’t already, tweet any news about modern-day slavery with the hashtag “#endslavery”. You can link to our Slavery Map, which shows the extent of slavery in all the regions of the world. Or share our video about the Top 10 Facts About the “S” Word”. Or peruse through the “About Slavery” section of our website for in-depth information about survivors, activists, and frontline work. There’s lots of information you can use to raise awareness and spread the word that slavery exists—and can be eradicated in our lifetime, if we all work together.
If you’re still stumped for something to share, here is a recent article from the Huffington Post that is sure to inspire: Rani Hong is a survivor of child slavery, who now works as a prominent anti-slavery activist (she is co-founder of the Tronie Foundation, and an advocate for victims and survivors of slavery). Hong shares her story. She was sold into slavery when she was 7 years old.
“By the time I was eight, my physical condition and emotional state were dire. I was near death. No longer of any value to Paul, he sold me into illegal adoption. I was adopted by an American woman who thought she was getting a legitimately orphaned girl. She brought me to live with her in Washington, where I had all the privileges of American life. Through her love, I began to find stability, healing, and a sense of personal freedom.”