International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – The United Nations (UN) are committed to fighting slavery and using to raise awareness on the subject.
Living in a modern society, it’s disturbing to think that slavery is still happening in other parts of our world. So what are the reasons to abolish slavery? No one should be treated unfairly to suit the advantages of others but slavery and capitalism go hand in hand. Forced labour, awful forms of child labour, and human trafficking take place in poorer parts of the world. It seems a million miles away from where we are but one million kids a year are pushed into acting as slaves, many for sexual exploitation.
So what are people doing to help turn things around? The online and print media promote the day through news, debates and forums. Flyers and newsletters are put up in public places like universities, where students will learn about the negative impact of slavery on people and society.
Why don’t you write a bit about it on the day? You could start up an on line forum or write a short story, an article or even some poetry. I once wrote a play on human trafficking. It was a good activity to do with friends and acting out the parts helped everyone to understand the seriousness of the issue.