AWARENESS IS USELESS WITHOUT ACTION
Slavery only officially became illegal in all nations in 1981 with Mauritania being the last to ‘get in on the Act’. However, most of us are probably more familiar with the abolition of legal slavery carried out in the Western world:
1807 – Slave Trade abolished in British Empire
1808 – Slave Trade abolished in United States
1833 – Slavery abolished in British Empire
1865 – Slavery abolished in United States
Did you know, TODAY:
Legal slavery may have been abolished (and thumbs up to the abolitionists who campaigned for it), but sadly, illegal slavery continues to this day, in the many forms mentioned in one of my previous posts.
Since slavery is illegal, why does it still exist?
There are numerous reasons:
Did you connect the dots there?
Human traffickers obtain and exploit victims to create a supply (of service or product), with their efforts often going unhindered by authorities.
In order for there to be a supply, there must be a demand.
Who creates the demand? The people buying the products and services.
Who buys these products and services? In many cases, we do.