Monday, January 21, 2013

Ricky talks about the End It Movement!

Many of us have the privilege of personal freedom. We can go where we want and do what we want and are in control over our own destinies. But for over 27 million people in this world they don't have that luxury. While we sit here in our comfortable chairs people are being trafficked all over the world, even in the United States, to live lives of bondage.

The good thing is is that there are people out there to help. The End it Movement has partnered with other organizations that raise awareness to the problem, become advocates for the victims, and prosecute the perpetrators.

photo courtesy of www.enditmovement.com

Just one post won't be able to tell you everything about the scourge of modern day slavery but here is just a sampling of statistics from the End It Movement's Website:

  • There are over 27 million slaves in the world. Two Hundred Thousand live in the United States.
  • Almost half of Human Trafficking victims are children
  • 80% of all people trafficked are women. 
  • The slavery "industry" spans over 161 countries and makes more annually than Google.
  • The price of a trafficked human being is $90. That's less than the price of most cell phones for a human life. 
And they're asking people like us to become a part of the movement too! You can go to the End It Movement's website and sign up! You can find out all the different ways that you can be a part of the movement and help stop the scourge of slavery! You don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home if you don't want to!

DragynAlly allowed me to use this post to tell you about the cause and this great problem in our nation. To learn more about the Movement and what my company Fronkensteen Theatre Productions is doing to help raise awareness you can visit my blog for weekly updates.


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  2. I can't believe that 200,000 live in the U.S.! That's shocking news to me. Thank you for helping.

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