What You Can Do
exists today all over the world
despite that it is illegal everywhere. Help to end slavery. Help free the
For Young Children who
want to be informed: Read about the UN Convention on the Rights
of the Child in For
Every Child by Caroline Castle (reading level is for elementary
school level, ages 6 to 10). The book begins with an introduction by
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who asks readers to help make a difference.
This picture book briefly expresses 14 rights of children, based on
the 54 principles adopted by the United Nations in 1989 as The UN
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
others working to stop child slavery
June 2005 - The International Labour Organization has released a startling report
of their second investigation into world-wide slavery, 12.3 million people in
forced labor. The
report calls for a global alliance to improve laws and raise awareness of
what it calls a "hidden" issue.
Story | The
Report | More
May 2005 - UNICEF
estimates that 200,000 children from West and Central Africa are sold
into slavery each year - Get
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell them you want to help
Visit the website of Free
The Children http://www.freethechildren.org
Go to the Anti-Slavery
to learn more about present-day slavery. The iAbolish web-portal
is the American Anti-Slavery Group and it has two primary objectives:
to make slavery a pressing human rights concern and to mobilize a
powerful anti-slavery movement.
donation to groups fighting to stop child slavery.
activist groups for materials from that you can distribute in your
petitions. None around? Create a petition. Collect signatures and
send it to your political leaders --- local, regional, national,
and international. Silence tells
them there is no problem. Inform them. Re-inform them. Speak truth to
information. Tell your family,
friends, neighbors what you have learned. Don't be silent. Spreading
the information is part of the solution.
When you find more information
about child slavery, let us know and we will post it online. Email Webmaster@peaceheroes.com
what the United Nations is doing to stop child slavery. Support their
your politicians. Tell them to be
vigilant and to support laws that prevent importing goods from
countries that allow child slavery.
rugs from countries that allow children to be slaves. Tell
your country's leaders to stop importing items from countries that allow
child slavery in factories. Economic boycotts work, and they begin in
personal, outspoken actions. Which countries? Pakistan, Bangladesh,
India. If you know of others, let us know and we will add it. Inform
the store owners why you are not buying those products.
informed about child soldiers.
others working to stop child slavery. Send
a letter of support to:
Free the Children
16 Thornbank Rd.
Thornhill, Ontario L4J 2A2