Resource Kit for Anti-Slavery Day
October-2014

It’s easy to feel powerless knowing there are more than 21 million people trapped in slavery and forced labour. But there are always things that we can do. Here are a few suggestions:

Print out this poster — Itpadlock‘s free to reproduce. Click on the photo for a higher resolution version. Put it up on a noticeboard near you over the coming week. Stick it on your fridge to remind you to pray.

Find out how many slaves work for you — Yes you. Take the interactive quiz  that was designed by  madeinafreeworld.com which has a huge amount of information. Another source of articles and video clips is : The Guardian...

Enjoy finding alternative things to buy — Find out which alternative products are not using slave labour. The internet is full of advice here.  Imagine the coat-hangers in your wardrobe are made of barbed wire; it will put you in the mood for not buying dirt-cheap clothes, which more than likely were made by forced labour.

You have a brain in your head and feet in your shoes — (thanks, Dr Seuss) — There’s a need for people educated in law, psychology, social work, international development and so on to make a difference in places where organisations are already working to combat slavery. SIM has an opportunity for an advisor in its Children’s Uplift Programme in Bangladesh, ministry opportunity/8815.  Talk to us 

Watch a video or two —  about boy slaves trafficked from Mali to Ivory Coast; Chocolate – Not so sweet, click here.    The Dark Side of Chocolate, click here    Look for this movie, not about slavery, but about people trafficking; In This World is a highly-recommended film based on true stories.

Give — You can help vulnerable women who have been victims of abuse and sex slavery in Bangladesh by making a gift to SIM’s Children’s Uplift Programme. Your gift of $38 will help cover medical costs for a mother and her children including medicine, doctor appointments, as well as pre-natal and post-natal care if needed. Click here and quote Children’s Uplift Programme, project 98336.  [Note: SIM NZ is a registered charity, but donations to our work overseas are not tax deductible]

Pray — Choose something specific,  such as the women in India taken to RedlightGreenlight by police or NGOs who have rescued them. Pray for healing of lingering affer-effects, such as trauma, low self-worth and damaged feelings about their bodies. Pray for wisdom for those caring for them. Pray that funds will be found for this project to expand.

Pray for for those committing the evil of trafficking…
for perseverance by officers of the law preventing it…
for economic development to prevent victimisation…
for governments to actively protect women and children…
for all victims of sexual exploitation and forced labour
for all families suffering from loss of children…
for those who are in danger of becoming enslaved…
for all involved in combating this trade.

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