The fourth largest industrial disaster in history happened on the 24th of April 2013 in Bangladesh. The Rana Plaza building collapsed, killing 1,138 people and injuring another 2500. There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women. Ever since that moment, folks from all over the world have come together to use the power of fashion to change the world. Have you ever wondered who made your clothes? How much they’re paid, and what their lives are like? Before our clothes hit the stores they go on a … Read more
There are now more slaves across the world than ever before in human history. According to the UN’s International Labour Organisation, 46 million people are enslaved worldwide and more than 10 million of these are children. Worst of all, some of the products most cherished by Western cultures – including chocolate and cheap clothing – are those most notorious for using slave and child labour. So how are we to respond to this as Christians? How can we, just me, just you, have an impact on such a huge, global problem? BE A GOOD STEWARD For me, the starting point … Read more
They look like you. If there is one thing in this world that does not discriminate, it is slavery. Whether a person is old or young, male or female, even rich or poor, slavery could impact them. In fact, when it comes to recognizing victims of slavery, human trafficking or abusive relationships, advocates said one of the main things to remember is they look like, well, you. There are, however, personal vulnerabilities. Slavery happens due to the exploitation of a vulnerability. The vulnerability might be youth. It might an addiction. It might be the fact that someone is a runaway. … Read more
Human trafficking is a complex problem.
Today, more than a quarter of the world’s slaves are children.
As the sun sets on a hot day in Chennai, India we made our way to a notoriously poor part of the city.