According to UNICEF, there are approximately 250,000 child soldiers across the world, and Human Rights Watch estimates that nearly half of that number is made up of child soldiers from the continent of Africa. 250,000 children!!! This shouldn’t be, and raising awareness and figuring out what we can do even here in North America will help in eradicating the practice of making children soldiers.
by Channon Oyeniran Hello friends! As we draw nearer to Christmas and the new year, I just wanted to do a quick summary of an article I read the other day in The Globe and Mail. It was titled, “Police find 16 human-trafficking victims in cross-Canada investigation,” and it talks about human trafficking in… Read More Human Trafficking in Ontario
After four years of work in The Philippines, there were up to 86% drops in the availability of minors for commercial sexual exploitation in major cities. Cambodia has seen a drastic decrease of minors in the sex trade. Owning slaves in India has become more risky as law enforcement have become more aggressive. All thanks to IJM’s work. … Read More Organization Profile: IJM
“I think that there’s a misperception sometimes that all you need is Liam Neeson and his special set of skills to end slavery, and while yes, rescues happen and are important, and are part of the playbook, they’re only one part of this continuum of activity that happens leading up to the moment of liberation…”… Read More Organization Profile: Free the Slaves
by Michelle Palmer I’ve been learning about modern slavery – both formally and informally – for nearly 10 years now. Back in January of 2007, I didn’t have a clue about the then-estimated 27 million people still enslaved around the globe, nor did many of my friends. (Current estimates now sit around 46 million,… Read More Modern Slavery: A Primer
“And to ignore that racial heritage, to ignore that historical context, means that you can’t have an informed debate about the current state of blacks and police relationship today, ‘cause that didn’t just appear out of nothing. This is the product of a centuries-long historical process. And to not reckon with that is to shut off solutions.”… Read More Companion to the Film, 13th