Human Trafficing/sweat Shops Please Read and Pass On

for the past few months, i have had an obsession about becoming educated on, and raising awareness of sweatshops and human trafficking. it was shocking to me to know that more than half of the people that are in my life had no idea what either one or both of these things were..

for those of you who may not know..

human trafficking is defined as the sale, transport and profit from human beings who are forced to work for others -- is the modern equivalent of slavery. Against their will, millions of people around the world are forced to work for the profit of others, for example by begging, prostitution, involuntary servitude, working in sweatshops - even becoming child soldiers

and sweat shops are used in countries that are usually poor. they work their employees for sometime sup to 18 hours a day under harsh conditions with almost no pay. they take advantage of these people because they know that they need what ever money that they can get.

i am very concerned about these issues and I'm trying to make it my mission to raise awareness of them. many people do not know that human trafficking is very prevalent right here at the united states. it happens in all countries, to all types of people, to all classes, races and is a problem that needs to stop.

one way you can help with sweat shops is by purchasing fair trade items. these items are made from people in foreign countries, such as Honduras, new guinea and Haiti. these people make things such as purses and jewelry and grow things such as coffee and cocoa and they are sold here in America and the proceeds go back to the people who produce it so they make a fair wage, unlike the wages given in sweat shops. please, always look for the fair trade logos when purchasing items. you can help save peoples lives, please try to give them simple things we couldn't imagine living without

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4 Responses Dec 28, 2008

I support your endeavor.

This is an important concern. You have made me aware and<br />
now I WILL purchase fair trade items. KEEP UP THE GOOD<br />
WORK! Elsie

hello Beyondallreason,<br />
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I like your post. I think you define the issue quite well. I like how you raise the issue and provide examples of some solutions. for example buying fair trade items

its so sad i wish we could stop all the madness!