Monday, January 16, 2012

Media Monday - Human Trafficking

Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States.  One of his dreams was for all men and women to live in a equitable and free society not just in the  United States but around the world.  While his message has resonated and lead to change in many places, sadly there are locales and individuals who do not share his dreams.  One of the saddest stories is that of human trafficking in India (see videos below).

Very few people think about this topic.  I guess that is because it is so heinous most people do not believe one could have it in them-self to buy and sell another human being (let alone a child).  While no one knows the number of people who are bought and sold, it is substantial (then again, in my view, one person is too many).  It is one of the saddest realities around the globe.  In light of Dr. King's message, please remember those who have no one to fight for them.  May we one day live in a world where all of us knows peace.


  1. My mind cannot wrap around the fact that this is still happening in this day and age. It is so sad! There was a local story in the news for quite some time about a woman who kept three people chained in her basement so she could collect their disability checks. Do people really have no conscious?

  2. How is it that this happens? It makes me sick. Thanks for sharing this with your readers. Hopefully awareness of the situation will help bring about change.

  3. Thanks for bringing awareness to this disturbing practice.

  4. I don't understand how another human would think that it was ever ok under any circumstances to sale another person! This happens all over the world. I have watched specials on human trafficking in Mexico and it leaves me speechless and it is really hard to watch. I agree that everyone needs to be made aware!

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  5. How terrible, I just don't understand how anyone could treat another person like this. This is a problem that everyone should be aware of and how they can help to remedy it!

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  6. I think this is a subject that most people are aware of, but being from a country in which is doesn't run rampant, it becomes difficult to really understand the extent to which it happens. Even more difficult is to try to come to terms with the fact that it even happens in here in the US. We can watch documentaries or shows about it, we can read articles about it (like so many other preposterous things that happen), but our distance from having any experience with it keeps it as something that doesn't seem 'real'.

    Thank you for sharing this. The more it is spoken about, the more it does become real and the more people will feel it is necessary to 'do something' about it.

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