Mark your calendars for a good cause because tomorrow is END IT Movement‘s annual Shine a Light on Slavery day. If you thought slavery was a thing of the past, get ready for some real talk. In 2017, more than 27 million people are enslaved around the world. That’s more than at any other time in history. Every single day men, women and children are bought and sold into forced labor and human trafficking, and they need our help to bring awareness to the problem and eliminate slavery for good.
Thanks to END IT Movement, a coalition of organizations around the world fighting for freedom, more and more people are getting informed about modern slavery and working to put a stop to it on a global scale. END IT Movement seeks to provide awareness, prevention, rescue and restoration of those enslaved individuals through fundraising and public campaigns like their Shine a Light on Slavery day on February 23. This campaign allows you to become an advocate for freedom and help fight to end modern slavery, all by using resources you already have.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. How can you—yes, you—make an impact and help end modern slavery across the globe? The answer is simple: on February 23, post a photo of your hand marked with a red X and include the hashtag #enditmovement to show your support for the Shine a Light on Slavery campaign. This simple act will show your support and spark conversations about modern-day slavery in an effort to put a stop to this practice forever. Join Justine on February 23 as we shine a light on slavery!