Child Slavery… the numbers “Change.org”


The numbers around child slavery and exploitation are simply staggering, and there
aren't enough people fighting back. 

More than 150 million children younger than 14 years-old are child laborers -- one
in six children in the world. Those children do hazardous work in mines or on farms,
often handling chemicals and pesticides or working near dangerous machinery. Others
toil as domestic servants in homes or workshops.

Another 300,000 children under 18 are child soldiers used as combatants, messengers,
porters, cooks, or sexual servants in some 30 conflicts worldwide. They are most
often forcibly recruited or abducted, or feel so helpless and overwhelmed by poverty
they are driven to join the fight.

Girls are particularly vulnerable. Some as young as 13 are trafficked as "mail-order
brides." Nearly 90% of domestic workers trafficked in West and Central Africa are
girls.

It's an epidemic that isn't getting enough attention from governments worldwide --
and Change.org members can help change that. 

Take a stand now to against child slavery and exploitation and demand that
governments protect and uphold the basic rights of all children: 

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/help_stop_child_trafficking_and_exploitation?alert_id=UZJXoDQhhM_DIQlZitsQG&me=aa

Once you add your name, will you forward this email to friends and family? We can
fight this, but only if people know how bad the situation really is. 

Thank you for taking action,

The Change.org Team

P.S. You can learn a lot more about what Change.org members are doing to fight human
trafficking of all kinds at http://humantrafficking.change.org.


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