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Monday, December 6, 2010
Please help us fight human trafficking of all kinds.....
Dear Readers of my blog this is a very heart wrenching subject for me to discuss but if you could all take a moment out of your day to read and sign this I would greatly appreciate it.
The numbers around child slavery and exploitation are simply staggering, and there aren't enough people fighting back.
More than 150 million children younger than 14 years-old are child laborers-- one in six children in the world. Those children do hazardous work in mines or on farms, often handling chemicals and pesticides or working near dangerous machinery. Others toil as domestic servants in homes or workshops.
Another 300,000 children under 18 are child soldiers used as combatants, messengers, porters, cooks, or sexual servants in some 30 conflicts worldwide. They are most often forcibly recruited or abducted, or feel so helpless and overwhelmed by poverty they are driven to join the fight.
Girls are particularly vulnerable. Some as young as 13 are trafficked as "mail-order brides." Nearly 90% of domestic workers trafficked in West and Central Africa are girls.
It's an epidemic that isn't getting enough attention from governments worldwide -- and Change.org members can help change that.