H.O.W. - Slavery Around The World
It can have been a coincidence, but the same day I started acting to spread the word about H.O.W. someone posted a link about slavery on Facebook. This person has not heard of Humanity One World, but she spread the word about people who need our help. I shared the link on Facebook, too, and now I'm writing about it here.
The same day I published my first H.O.W. hub, I had one of my friends sharing a link to a video on Facebook. It said ”Please use 19 minutes of your comfortable life to learn more about people in the world. All of us can do something for someone - stop thinking it - do it!”.
The next 19 minutes of my life I spent watching a video about a person called Lisa Kristine. She was talking about modern slavery that she had seen in countries all over the world. She had been out on the field to experience the reality of the slaves. She showed pictures of people, who are slaves in our world today. It's estimated that 27 Million people are slaves around the world right now at this moment, when you and me are having our first cup of coffee this morning. The slaves work for 16 or 17 ours a day without ever being paid. The slavery can go on for generations. Some of the slaves don't even know that they are enslaved, because they haven't seen anything else. They don't know about another life than the life that they are leading. Not only men working in mine shafts 300 feet under the gound in Africa are slaves, and not only prostituted women in Asia are slaves. Also many children work many hours a day and they can't escape from the slavery. Where would they go?
My children go to daycare and preschool every day. They are there for some hours and they play with other children, their friends. They learn things and do things they like. When we get home and have our dinner, my children can tell me about their day. Isn't that great? What a wonderful world we live in. In Finland we have the best schools in the world. Where I live, money are spent on children and shcools. Children in Finland are lucky.
Children in other parts of the world are not that lucky. Some boys in Ghana are getting up in the middle of the night, and they are forced to go fishing until early morning. They are forced to swim in cold water for ours to catch fish. Many of them are drowning. There are nowhere to escape for these boys. This slavery goes on for years and years.
I watched a documentary on TV about these boys a couple of years ago. Lisa Krisitine is talking about these boys in her video, too. She is also talking about young people and children as young as seven years old that are being sex traficked. They are trapped in small rooms in basements, and they are sex slaves. Sex slavery is a big industry around the world, and also many children from the USA are being trafficked. Lisa Kristine is talking about slaves in the textile industry. They work with toxic colors and they mix the colors with their bare hands. The photos Lisa Kristine is showing in her video are very touching. Some photos may look like beautiful pictures of beautiful young people, but they are all slaves. She wants people to see these people, start acting and save them from their miserable lives.
There Is Hope
There is still hope for all these enslaved people. Some of them have been helped. Some of them are doing the same job as they did when they were enslaved. The difference now, is that they are paid for doing their work.
I don't know who Lisa Kristine is. I haven't heard of this woman before, but I'm sure she's doing a great job. She wants to make people aware of the situation in the world today. I'm writing this hub to spread her message. I'm writing this hub to spread the word about Humanity One World. This is what I'm doing, and I hope it's going to help someone.
H.O.W. is it possible that so much slavery can go on in this world today?
H.O.W. can we help all these people?
Watch the Video! It's 19 minutes of your life ...
H.O.W. hubs by Made
- H.O.W. Is the Question and H.O.W. Is the Answer
This is my first hub about H.O.W. I have written about my reactions when I forst heard of H.O.W. It's about my family and what's important in life, and also about what we can do to help people in need.
- H.O.W. To Sponsor A Child
This hub is about how you can help a child in poverty. I started year 2013 by paying $25 to Children International and a my new sponsor child Albert. H.O.W. are you going to help someone?
- H.O.W. The World Turned Into Nothing
This is a poem about the world disappearing in front of us without us doing anything. We should start acting to make this world a better place. We can do it by spreading the word about the movement H.O.W.
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