Sunday, 28 October 2012
21 Ways to get involved with the A21 Campaign (5/21): get smart!
Today’s suggestion (5 of 21) from the A21 Campaign to fight against modern day slavery and human trafficking: get smart! (http://www.thea21campaign.org/21-ways-to-help.php&lang=en).
I don’t mean extra studying as such, or improving your IQ, I mean become well versed in the topic at hand: human trafficking and modern day slavery. If you want to make a difference and fight for a cause, you need to know the facts and be able to have in depth discussions. Thankfully there are many ways for you to learn and uncover the ills of modern-day slavery. The A21 Campaign is making this easy for us by listing some of their favorite resources! Take some time to look up the resources below and get informed.
Recommended Website Resources:
• Download the United Nations toolkit to combat trafficking
Recommended Reading Material:
• The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade - by Victor Malarek
• Terrify No More: Young Girls Held Captive and the Daring Undercover Operation to Win Their Freedom - by Gary A. Haugen and Gregg Hunter
• Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade--and How We Can Fight It - by David Batstone.
• The Road of Lost Innocence - by Somaly Mam
• Ending Slavery - by Kevin Bales
Recommended movies (for mature audiences only):
• Nefarious (2011)
• Human Trafficking (2005)
• The Jammed (2007)
• Trade (2007)
• Taken (2008)
• Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
The Polaris Project also has a lot of information about human trafficking, so keep reading on there: http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/overview.
The more you know about this subject, the more confident and credible you will be in raising awareness about it!