Wednesday, July 30, 2014

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: #igivehope Campaign

Today is the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, officially dated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Today, people all around the planet are joining hands to remember those who are currently, at this very moment, trapped in human trafficking. So many organizations work day in and day out to help end human trafficking, either from the abolition, advocacy, or restoration and reintegration side of this international atrocity. Today, we all come together to become an even louder voice for the voiceless!

I am currently an intern for International Princess Project, an organization that provides above fair-trade wage employment opportunities for women survivors of human trafficking. International Princess Project sells PUNJAMMIES™, which are made my women survivors of human trafficking in India. Today in our office, we got together to snap photos of our hearts, so we too could join in the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  As I was writing their blog post today, I thought of all the ways people could not only help end human trafficking, but how simple conversations with friends can also make a difference! Ans so, I encourage you too to join in! You just need to form a heart with your hands, and if that's not possible, hold up a heart! Don't forget, you can use your camera phone. Just be sure to add #igivehope when you post your photo on social media! After that, please share it with your friends and with our social media to help raise awareness of human trafficking. Never forget that you are integral in ending the cycle of human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery. 

Please Find out more about the #igivehope campaign below. :)

Prayers for Freedom,

Co-editor & Freedom Fighter