S: Slavery Today
BC: What will YOU do? | What Will YOU Do?
FC: Slavery | Today
1: Foundations Stopping slavery
2: What!? Where is Slavery going on?! | Yes, Slavery is still happening, and it is twice as large as it was back in the 1800s. We like to call it "Human Trafficking" nowadays. Google it. There are over 27 million people currently enslaved in the world. In the 1800s, a slave cost ~$40,000 in our time money. Right now, a slave costs ~$30 in U.S. Dollars. | Is This Happening Here? | Yes, and in the U.S. there are ~1 million slaves. This isn't a problem that we can just ignore, and it is said to be the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. Just because we live in America, doesn't mean that it doesn't happen here. In fact, there is over 7 billion dollars made a year in the U.S. for Human Trafficking ALONE. We are all in this, not just the 3rd world countries.
3: This is us. And our Human Trafficking problems. The white is no Human Trafficking in that state. I don't see any white, do you? | Most slaves are young girls between the ages of 8-16 and women range of all ages. These slaves are abused most everyday, and their reward for doing something well, or good? A beating instead of a friend. Some slaves are forced to work in illegal gold mines, for as long as 72 hours at once. Or hauling 18 bricks to truck a few hundred feet away, over and over again for 16 hours in one day. This needs to stop.
4: Madut Yok Yai's Story | Interviewed in Northern Baragazal Sudan, in December 1999 following his last three years of enslavement in Darfur. They asked this nine year old about his mother, and the there was a silence, “The mother is dead” someone said. Madut pulled leaves from the foliage and told them that one time he lost a goat and was severely beaten. Madut doesn’t understand that they've spent $50 for his freedom, or what is happening and he becomes emotional when they ask who is mother is. A woman in the group says she has been taking care of him and confirms to him that it is okay for him to tell us what happened to him. Madut starts to cry, and human rights activist Sharon Payt comforted him and dried his tears, telling him that its okay, and that he will lead a good life. He has traveled further south away from the raiding militias.
5: Mohammad Yusef's Story | Young Mohammad’s mother was taken in a slave raid on southern Sudan by the marauding Janjaweed and Murahaleen. He was born of an Arab father, his master. But during the Darfur genocie, his mother was killed and he was forced to flee alone to the south where he was purchased by the Murahaleen. They found Mohammad on the border of Darfur in Northern Braghazal, Sudan and arranged for his redemption through the peace committees established through the local tribal leadership. They arranged for his transportation south to be united with Pastor Tito and the CSI team in Malwalkan. The last time Mohammad was seen, he was carrying his survival kit back to his hut, and waving goodbye as he boarded the airplane to begin the long journey home.
6: So What can I do? | You can donate to any of the support groups at the front of this eBook. That is the bare minimal that you can do. If anything, spread the news. Let people find out how this is affecting the world and what they can do to stop it. If we let enough people know about this, we could stop Human Trafficking a lot more efficiently. You could also volunteer at the support groups. Some of the foundations hold events like a "Run for Freedom", and they can allow for you to organize you own events too!
7: Research | The Alantic: Slavery Still Exists http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/09/slavery-still-exists/262847/ Abolish Slavery.org http://www.abolishslavery.org/slavery-today/ Anti-Slavery.org http://www.antislavery.org/english/slavery_today/what_is_modern_slavery.aspx Free The Slaves.net https://www.freetheslaves.net/SSLPage.aspx?pid=301