Sunday, 16 December 2012

The A21 Campaign: Give Gifts to Make a Difference

Today’s post is about the A21 Campaign. This is an organisation fighting against human trafficking.
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. As the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe. Every thirty seconds, someone is forced into this type of bondage—modern slavery.
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage across the globe. Men, women, and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will.

The average age of trafficking victims is 12 years old! Women and children are often kidnapped into the industry or
sold into it by family under desperate circumstances. The
average age of victims continues to grow younger as clients
seek "fresh" ‘product’.
The A21 Campaign fights to end modern day slavery in many ways. One of the ways that it is able to do this is by helping victims who have been rescued to be rehabilitated and to begin living a normal life again. One way that they ask for public support to do this is by asking for gifts/donations (both monetary and actual gifts).  Here is some more information from the A21 Campaign:
“We want to invite you to make some Christmas wishes come true in the lives of sex trafficking survivors.

YOUR gift will make a victim feel safe after she escapes her dark past. YOUR gift will keep her warm. Keep her clean. Keep her comfertable. Or even keep her entertained.

This is a unique opportunity to creatively bring freedom and restoration to victims in your own backyard or across the globe.

Listed below are some of the top necessities and operation costs for transition homes in Ukraine and Bulgaria and victim assistance in the United States. We've even thrown in a few items that the girls have on their personal Christmas lists, or can buy for themselves.”
United States

Sweat pants/Sweaters
Yoga Pants
Target Gift Cards
Picture Frames
Ikea Gift Cards
Sanitary Pads
Wal-Mart Gift Cards
Travel Bags

Bath Towels
Manicure/Pedicure Sets


Winter Pajamas
Wall Art/Prints

Bath robes

MP3 Players with USB Ports (battery chraged)

Here are the addresses to send your items:
United States
C/O Diana Radoslavova
The A21 Campaign 5B,
Triaditsa Str, fl.2, Office 226
Kyiv - 1  P.O. Box B267
Ravnushkina Tetiana Valeriivna
427 E. 17th St. #F223
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

I encourage you to try to ship your gifts by 18th December. Thank you so much for your support during the Christmas season.

Together, we will abolish injustice in the 21st century!

Ronell x

I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death” {Frederick Douglass}

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