If you think that illegal drugs, gambling, corruption and others are some of the most mind-and-heart disturbing problems that we currently have, then don’t stop thinking. Don’t stop seeing. Don’t stop feeling. Let’s seat back and talk about something for this week regarding a problem that cannot be ignored as well:
Modern Day Slavery
Even before, slavery was already considered as a system in which people are captured (or purchased) and are treated as objects and properties and are forced to work for their own benefits. Their rights as workers were taken away from them and never let them feel the comfort of having a fun workplace where everyone gets to learn and interact with each other. Human trafficking has always been a shocking problem that is roaming around us. Forced prostitution/sex slavery and child laboring are just two of the many forms of human trafficking around us.
And what struck me the most is that, human trafficking is considered to be the third largest international crime industry, after illegal drugs and arm trafficking on first and second places, where 70% are females and almost half of the total population are children.
“Slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away.”
I invite you to take a glimpse in the world around you. Think of those who are victims of human slavery. Is this the life that we want for them? Is this the kind of experience that we want for our future? How can you as a person be an agent of help to those who are victims of human day slavery?
Let’s keep them in our thoughts.