I Give Hope- World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) is celebrating its first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30. Each year, millions of children, men and women across regions of the world are trafficked. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad.

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. Slavery, in both its ancient and modern forms, is not only shameful, it is as the abolitionist as John Wesley said “the execrable sum of all villanies,” and has no place in our world.

Amongst many other things, the hopes of the victims are stolen. UNODC will inaugurate this day by symbolically reviving this hope. Therefore, the campaign is named, I give hope.

Each one of us can play our part in the revival of some positivity amidst the misery of human condition by:

  • Taking a photo of themselves or a friend forming a heart with their hands: this simple step will symbolize offering hope to the millions of trafficking victims.
  • Using the hashtag #igivehope, sharing their photos across social media and posting it on the Blue Heart Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BlueHeartHT
  • Signing up for the World Day Thunderclap and amplifying the #igivehope campaign by creating one major show of solidarity with victims of human trafficking: http://thndr.it/1mqUUZI

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