Slavery and Trafficking
Lisa Kristine. Humantarian photographer. A remarkable video. Slavery is in the supply chain of our every products.
"For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images — miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal — illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. " TED
Recorded at TEDxMaui 2012, held on January 22, 2012 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Source TED www.ted.com – Ideas Worth Spreading.
Human Trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings. Human trafficking or Trafficking in Persons is a crime. The ‘business’ of buying and selling humans fuels and sustains modern day slavery.
What drives slavery and human trafficking?
Human traffickers make money from exploiting other human beings. Using physical and psychological violence, traffickers force girls and boys, women and men to do things they do not want to do…
ALL FOR PROFIT
Poverty, little or no formal education, war, political instability, natural disasters and an unsafe family environment may create a situation of extreme vulnerability for potential victims of human trafficking.
But do these factors cause human trafficking?
No. Not exactly.
Human trafficking is a business. Like any successful business, it cannot thrive without a demand for the product/service.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A MARKET- DRIVEN BUSINESS SUSTAINED BY THE DEMAND FOR SLAVES and SLAVE MADE PRODUCTS.
NO DEMAND= NO SLAVERY
Where is slavery happening?
In private homes
In our suburbs
In downtown city areas
In brothels, bars, club
On cocoa plantations
In cotton fields
On fishing boats
On construction sites
In other words…