This week, M.A. Larson is bringing us a very serious challenge. With him, we’re going to support the A21 Campaign.
Human trafficking. It’s something that seems almost medieval, but it’s alive and widespread. People forced to work in horrible conditions in sweatshops, farms and mines (and facing beatings or death if they don’t cooperate). Children and young adults forced into prostitution. People actually being bought and sold.
“Human trafficking” is the genteel word for slavery. Yes, it still exists (even in “western” nations), and yes, millions of people around the world are subject to these horrors. In fact, there are more people living in chattel slavery now than at any point in history.
This is no joke, and it has to stop. The A21 Campaign is a global organization seeking to end this practice. By providing safe-houses to escape to, by educating police and politicians about what is going on, by seeking and enabling prosecution of those responsible for slave-taking and profiting from it, the A21 Campaign combats one of the true great evils in the world.
Stand with Mitch on this one. Donate. Pull someone out of a nightmare.
For this challenge, Caerdwyn will match double the normal amount, one for five up to two hundred dollars in matching funds.