Thursday, March 10, 2011
Taking a stand to end slavery




This week, CNN kicked off an international project with a big goal: ending modern-day slavery.


Over the next several months, the CNN Freedom Project will shine a spotlight on the horrors of human trafficking, highlight some of the success stories and share ways that everyone can make a difference.


CNN iReport and GOOD are partnering on a series of creative challenges that you can do to raise awareness about this crisis. For the first assignment, we’ve invited people to share a photo of yourself holding a sign that says “I’m taking a stand to end slavery” or a video with the same message.


It may seem small, but it’s a first step to gather what we hope will be a huge group of people around the world, all committed to spreading the word about an issue of which most of the public is unaware. Together, we hope to make a big difference in future Freedom Project challenges.


So far, iReporters in nearly 20 countries have taken the pledge. As Salome Van Leuven of Farnham, England, eloquently put it, the problem “will not be resolved if no one is aware of it.” She added, “a good campaign will make people start talking.”


How about you? Will you take a stand to end slavery? Take the pledge so you can take part in future Freedom Project challenges.

March 15, 2011
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dsashin thank you so much

March 15, 2011
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I think slavery is very cruel. Some people need something to do and some get money for it.

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