Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Join The Online Petition to End Modern Day Slavery

Although slavery may be illegal in almost every country, determined offenders continue to find many loopholes. As news media uncover shocking stories of modern day slavery, more and more people are waking up to the need to take action.
The reasons why slavery still exists are complex. In many countries the fight against slavery is not a priority. In some countries, existing laws are not being enforced. In some countries, certain forms of slavery are so common that they are almost considered normal.
Walk Free is determined to change this. Walk Free's goal is to be the generation that ends modern slavery.
There are many groups around the world working on the front line against slavery. Walk Free aims to amplify and extend their efforts. By gathering a global membership, using social networks and new technologies, and organizing campaigns and communities online and on the ground, we can make the fight against slavery a real priority across the world.
Slavery has no place in the modern world. Together, we can build a world without it. A world where it is unthinkable to be treated like someone else's property. A world where those who steal other people's freedoms are brought to justice. A world where everyone can walk free. (Source: Walk Free)



Sign-up The Petition Now

Filipinos are the face of domestic work all around the world. More girls and women leave from the Philippines to find jobs as maids or nannies than from any other country.
But when they show up for their first day of work, many find out they’ve been deceived. Locked inside the homes of strangers, their passports taken away, often beaten and sexually abused, Filipino girls as young as 9 years old are caught in the nightmare of modern slavery.
For the first time ever, there’s a global standard to protect domestic workers. If the Philippines becomes the second country to ratify it, the standard will go into effect globally, protecting millions of women and girls.
Right now, the Philippines Senate is considering a vote on this new standard.
Ask the Philippines Senate to support the legislation and Walk Free.org will deliver our letters of support from all over the world.  

Click HERE to sign-up the petition now.

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7 comments:

  1. this is such a nice advocacy Lawrence.. lemme check the page too and do my part
    thanks for sharing

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  2. @bluedreamer27, thanks. it's worth supporting for, that's why I blogged about this.

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  3. I'll support this all the way, terrible to hear about this :/

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  4. Me too .. I will support ..
    Damn I hate slavery...

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  5. ayos ang post mong ito...ganun talaga ang buhay.....hindi lahat pantay pantay...

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  6. For some reason Walk Free is prohibiting me from signing the petition. Such a worthwhile cause I'll try again later.

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  7. Same here - working the fingers to the bone...and also those who migrate overseas to work there. Their own people would work to rule...and the migrant employees would stay on and work long hours.

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