Anti Slavery Day UK: Get InvolvedUpdated 9:01AM, Thursday October 18th, 2012 by Sam Hailes, Christian.co.uk 1 comment
UK charities are today uniting to spread awareness about the international problem of slavery.
Despite being illegal throughout the world, issues of human traffiking and slavery continue today. 1.2 million children are trafficked every year and the UN estimates that 80% of people trafficked are taken for sexual exploitation.
The charity have asked people to use the hash tag #antislaveryday. One of their suggested tweets read:
"#AntiSlaveryDay: @Hopeforjustice assisted 78 victims of #humantrafficking in the UK last year. Let's get the rest."
Those wanting to educate themselves and others on the issue of human traffiking and slavery can check out these recommended resources:
God in a Brothel is the true story of an undercover investigator's experiences infiltrating the multi-billion-dollar global sex industry.
The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the "white umbrella" of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration.
Sam writes news, features and reviews exclusively for Christian.co.uk. The job involves meeting influential and interesting Christians from across the country and beyond. Most importantly, he never talks about himself in the third person.
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Hi guys, we just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for supporting us and posting our video on your page! It's an honour to be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you in the fight against human trafficking. - Hope for Justice teamhttp://tiny.cc/what_next
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