That chocolate bar you just ate, the cotton shirt you have on…. what about that iPhone you have? How about that carpet underneath your feet? Seafood, vegetables, nuts, makeup, sport balls, tea, the laptop or phone you are on, everything around you…
Made by slaves? Maybe….
10s of millions of people and children forced to work against there will. Barely paid, crowded and dirty conditions. Suicides are quite common. Does this happen in big reputable brands? Of course it does, just search up Apple and Slavery and you will be surprised.
They are the ones to carry the cocoa beans. They are the ones to pick the cotton. They are the ones that carry all the burden.
The emancipation never… never ever freed the slaves.
Most of us probably and hopefully don’t contribute to prostitution human trafficking, but every day products you and I use? Made by slaves? Yes.
Conditions so terrible in companies that they have to install suicide nets. So terrible that they have to force their employees sign agreements stating that their family members can’t sue them for their suicide. Companies bringing in millions or billions but their workers…… just $2 a day for some? Some companies know, but others aren’t always aware of this modern slavery.
Oh the irony when you and I learn about this slavery on a device that has probably touched the sweat and tears of a soul chained to labor.
Change is hard in the world. Make a difference by educating yourself and others.
How many slaves work for you? Take the survey here. Be sure that you fine tune your answers for the most accurate results (gear/setting button on the left hand side of your screen).
How many slaves work for you? I have 29 of them…. 😦
This is in response to today’s one word prompt, Carry.