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Modern Day Slavery

Posted by Marie <3 on September 2, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine creates more than images, she inspires change. A master storyteller, Lisa documents indigenous cultures in more than 100 countries on six continents, instinctively identifying the universal human dignity in all of us. Awakening compassion and igniting action in a worldwide audience with powerful, broad-sweeping images of courage and tender, intimate portrayals, Lisa elevates significant social causes—such as the elimination of human slavery and the unification of humanity—to missions. Her work resonates in the heart and moves us to act.


Lisa has gained broad recognition for her collaboration with the NGO Free the Slaves. This breathtaking body of work, illuminating human enslavement, is brought together in Slavery, published in 2010. Lisa has received global attention for shining a light on contemporary slavery across media platforms, including CNN and Reuters, speaking at TED events, museums, NGO’s, business conferences, colleges and universities. Lisa was the recipient of the 2013 Lucie Humanitarian Award, which honors the greatest achievements in of master photographers around the world.

Images taken from RYOT. The article is HERE and shows more images and the backgrounds of the images.

Lisa's talk on T.E.D in Maul can be seen here." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FreeTheSlaves is a charity aimed at rescuing children and adults from India, Haiti, Ghana and other countries. Worth a look.

Slavery isn't to do with chains and whips anymore. A lot of these slaves do not even realise that's what they are. They work up to 17 hours a day with little wages to pay off some made-up debt to the people enslaving them. Some do not even know what price the material they are risking their lves for sells at. Those that know they are slaves normally stay through fear of their 'masters' or the police. Sometimes only fearing what they have been told. Children as young as 7 are working in hot, humid, dangerous locations, sometimes with dangerous home-made equipment. There are 21-30 million people in slavery today. Many are forced to work without pay, under threat of violence, and they’re unable to walk away. You can find them in brothels, factories, mines, farm fields, restaurants, construction sites and private homes. Many slaves have been tricked by traffickers who lure vulnerable people with false promises of good jobs or education. Some slaves are marched to work at gunpoint. Others are trapped by phony debts from unscrupulous moneylenders. Slavery is illegal everywhere, but it happens nearly everywhere.

Free the slaves say - 'We don’t waste time debating which kind of slavery is worse—brick kilns or carpet looms, sex or domestic, new or old—it’s all horrible. Slavery is a dark slash across the heart of all humanity. We believe there are no easy answers to eradicating slavery. But there are answers from the people who are enslaved and those helping them to freedom. There is no single path to liberation—the paths are many—we will tread them all before our job is done'.

This is how bad it is : An average slave in the American South in 1850 cost the equivalent of $40,000 in today’s money; today a slave costs an average of $90. :/

In 1850 it was difficult to capture a slave and then transport them to the US. Today, millions of economically and socially vulnerable people around the world are potential slaves.

This “supply” makes slaves today cheaper than they have ever been. Since they are so cheap, slaves are today are not considered a major investment worth maintaining. If slaves get sick, are injured, outlive their usefulness, or become troublesome to the slaveholder, they are dumped or killed. 

Since slavery feeds directly into the global economy, it makes sense that we would be concerned by the ways in which slavery flows into our homes through the products we buy and the investments we make. Slaves harvest cocoa in the Ivory Coast, make charcoal used to produce steel in Brazil, weave carpets in India—the list goes on. These products reach our stores and our homes. It is worth noting the items in your home and see if they are linked. FairTrade is a good way to start - buying FairTrade means better treatment and pay for people who work in 'slave-like' conditions. 

University of California, Berkeley found documented cases of slavery and human trafficking in more than 90 cities across the United States. So yes, it's on our doorsteps, in our homes and you can do your bit by considering what you buy, who you buy from and where your produces/items come from. Together as a whole, we can stamp out slavery.

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