by Cherszy (@cherszy)
Each day, as the clock’s hand goes from a minute to the next, the world rotates in a motion everyone knows exists but nobody can actually feel it. Each day, as business people in the world go to their offices, minding their next reports and presentations to get a possible promotion, as fortunate children go to school, getting ready to ace their next exams to make it to the honor roll, some people are being sold and abused, probably fighting for the next hours of their lives.
Yes, human trafficking – it’s one of the biggest problems in our world today. And when we thought that slavery ended ages ago, I think we need to rethink again because it is more prominent now than any other period in history. Slavery is getting worse and worse every passing day, and we can’t just sit here and do nothing. We have to do something. We have to try to put an end to this. We will have to work together to make that happen.
Victims of human trafficking do not deserve this kind of life. I know you know that. They have so much more to offer to themselves than being someone’s sex slave or being someone’s punching bag. They are threatened. They are scared. They don’t know who else to turn to because to them, every person they meet, stranger or not, is an enemy, is an abuser, is a heartless creature who thinks money can buy everything, even another person’s dignity.
I believe that there’s still a thing called justice. And we can give them that. We can show these victims that we care, that we are willing to fight for them and for their rights, that they can reach out to us and be their friends.
Do you know what today is?
It’s international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. It’s also the international day in support of torture victims. I know they’re long names, but it all boils down to say one thing: remember the victims of injustice and help them find a way to escape that.
Get informed. Be aware. Support anti-human trafficking programs and organizations. Let your voice against human trafficking be heard. Let’s be these victims’ voices because they have lost theirs in the many years that they have been oppressed.
Help protect them.
They need you. They need us.
We are their only hope.
*To learn more about anti-human trafficking, visit this website.