The End it Movement 3

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Oanh Tran

Slavery is a part of history. Slavery is also a part of the present. It gets less attention, but it is still happening across the globe even though it is illegal in every country.

According to END IT, a Coalition of the leading organizations around the world that fight for freedom, slavery still exists, and if awareness is not spread, more men, women, and children are going to be impacted. With an estimated 20-45.8 million men, women and children trapped in various forms of slavery around the world including the U.S, there are more slaves today than any other time in history,“ states END IT.   

“Our goal is to shine the light on slavery, by letting the world know that slavery still exists.”

Although slavery is illegal, it exists in 167 countries, 87% of nations across the globe.  The END IT movement wants others to know, slavery will impact future generations.  Right now, one out of five victims are children who could be the leaders of our next generation. 

Ever since, the campaign started, in 2013, awareness was just the beginning as the goal is to soon move into action.  

This year, END IT, is asking freedom fighters around the world, on Thursday, February 23rd, “As We Shine the Light on Slavery,” to draw a red “X” on their hands, take a selfie, and post it to social media, using the hashtag, #ENDITMOVEMENT.    

The organizations want to encourage others to get involved in this fight for freedom in whatever way they can.  It could be donating money, changing purchasing habits, helping to raise awareness, and getting companies to change policies.  “Everyone has a voice, to tell the world, we need everyone to tell their world,” states END IT.

Using the #ENDITMOVEMENT will not only shine the light on slavery but will also inform others that they could take action by making others aware or even work with the freedom fighting organizations.  

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