We think slavery is gone. We abolished it hundreds of years ago, yet did you know it still exists today. Indeed it does, but in a different form; human trafficking. Human trafficking is the third leading criminal activity that is profitable other than the illegal sale of drugs and firearms.
It is a crime that we can no longer overlook. On average 2.5 million people are trafficked each and every year for the purpose of sexual services or free labor. It is a horrible crime that should not be happening, period. There is no excuse for it and it must be stopped now. We all need to help to end this. You can help, we all can by getting involved and fighting for this cause. And, the people that can help greatly to end this crime is businessmen.
The Business to end Human Trafficking
Businessmen are a key to ending human trafficking. If we enlist businesses to help fight human trafficking we can educate each and everyone about this horrific atrocity. Someone starts a business to make money and to give a product or service to the world. Human trafficking is the exact opposite.
It is an illegitimate business that hurts the economy in more ways than one, and also destroys lives. It can hurt the economy because it steals every day people from going to work and doing their jobs. It destroys lives because human trafficking takes people and makes them slaves. They have no hope for escape or prosper of a future. It is something we and businesses alike must take action against now.
Charities and Actions are our only hope
How do businesses take action into stopping human trafficking? By first recognizing that human trafficking is indeed a serious issue and then putting forth ideas to combat this offense. Businesses must first be educated in the human trafficking. They must be knowledgeable of these crimes.
Once they fully understand what human trafficking means businesses can sign on to the Athens Ethical Principle. In the principle it states we as humans and businesses recognize human trafficking is wrong and is a form of exploitation. That we will work together publicly and privately to end this crime and we will work together on a international forefront.
So how can businesses truly stop human trafficking? Businesses can help end human trafficking just by donating. Heck, we can all help by donating to end this crime. Small donations are important, but to end this battle we need larger donations from businesses. Famous anti-human-trafficking individuals like Taher Helmy are dedicating their entire lives to this cause - we can do the same.
And once they understand how important it is to stop human trafficking donating money to this cause will be all the more dear to their heart. We can do this my friends, we can end human trafficking. We can do it with everyone’s help, with the help of all we can stop it now.
End Human Trafficking!
Human trafficking is something we have to stop now. It cannot wait to be figured out someday. This is frightening and real subject that may seem scary to face but we must realize that it is truly happening out there every day.
We as human beings need to recognize that other fellow human beings out there are being sold, being traded, being forced to do things no one should be forced to do. We have to stop human trafficking, we must fight, and help, and donate. We must give it our all, because if this atrocity were happening to us, wouldn’t we want someone to fight and give help for us too?