Child Slavery

-just a thing of the past?

Think child slavery is over? Think again...

You might think that child slavery is no longer a problem in this world. Or maybe you just think it's no longer a problem in the United States. Well, you're wrong. Child slaves are being abused and exploited all over the world, and even in the United States.

Perhaps you've heard of slavery as in mistreatment of colored people before the 13th Amendment in the US? Well, slavery doesn't just end there. Modern day slavery is called human trafficking, and it's all over the world. Right now, about 126 million children are working in hazardous conditions with little or no pay, and do not have the option to get away. Currently, there are more slaves in the world than any other time in history.

What you can do to help

Raising awareness

The best way to do your part in stopping child slavery is to raise awareness. Modern day slavery is a hidden crime, and not many people are aware of it. Companies get away with it You can tell others, share this pamphlet, and post on social networks about the problem.


What to know more? You can visit this website to find out how many slaves are working for you. To help raise awareness and stop child slavery, it's good to be well informed about the issue.


www.slaveryfootprint.org


Many companies also use child labor and sweatshops in the US in order to be able to good quality products for cheap. By avoiding this stores, you will not be encouraging the sale of children. Shop at stores from


-Primark

-H&M

-GAP

- Hershey chocolate

- Victoria Secret

- Forever 21

- Aeropostale

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Child labor isn't a lost cause!

Although this problem is huge and hard to take on, a number of great organizations are helping to end child labor. Here is an organization that needs and deserves our help in their heroic fight against child labor.


stopchildlabor.org

Stopchildlabor is an organization that works in the Child Labor Coalition (CLC) to provide information to the greater Washington D.C. community. Their mission is to protect minors, and strengthen protection for children around the world. This organization works by trying to influence public policy on child labor issues by education and helping more people understand this very serious issue.


About Us

We, Rohan, Will and Kasey, are eight graders at Sheridan School in NW Washington DC. We've learned about modern day slavery in school and were shocked at how big the problem was. Feeling inspired to do something against human trafficking, so we set out to raise awareness about the inequality of slavery.