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End Human Trafficking and Slavery!

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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 04:34 PM
Many of us have are aware of the horrible things going on in the world, and though some of us have to rely on technology we still want to do our part.

This way we can do both.

You can keep your phone and help others. This app is supported by the ILRF which is the International Labors Rights Forum, which you can find info about them here

This is FREE 2 WORK and here is a bit about them, and how you can help others around the world by eliminating and being aware of the practices of the companies behind many human rights violations, and child slavery.

There is a story behind each barcode. Most products travel through various parts of the world and through many hands before they reach us. Free2Work provides consumers with information on how products relate to modern-day slavery. Through the site you can learn how your favorite brands are working to address forced and child labor. You can also access in-depth information about industry issues through our Industry pages and news feeds, and learn more about trafficking and supply chains through our blog posts. Free2Work is additionally working to provide Industry Best Practice Reports for brands seeking management resources, and is available for dialogue with companies on an ongoing basis.

The Free2Work mobile application, available on iPhone and Android, equips you with valuable information on companies’ labor standards and production practices at the moment you most need it- while you shop. Free2Work is the first and only app available that allows consumers to scan the barcode of an item and instantly gain access to information on the brand's efforts to prevent child and forced labor. As a consumer, you can use this information to understand what labor practices you may be supporting with your purchases, and to guide your consumption habits toward decisions that positively affect supply chain workers. You can also use Free2Work’s crowdsourcing mechanism to input vital information on products to help build our database. The Free2Work app bridges the gap between consumer products and company supply chains, and enables you to voice your concerns about how workers are treated during the production process via social media. For more ways to get involved in fighting human trafficking visit the Not For Sale or International Labor Rights Forum websites.

I personally think that this is wonderful. I figure if you can have an app for GPS to send your location to 100 people that dont care, you can get an app, shop, and spend your money wisely, by simply adding or discarding products that in the long run, you decide who practices and sells their products with the workers best interest at heart.

If I bought something for someone using this I certainly would be proud to say that I am fully aware that no one was abused or mistreated in the production of the product.

Peace, NRE.

posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 04:37 PM
LMFAO. Oh man... use your smart phone made by children to find out if other crap you buy is made by children/in sweat shops etc. Fantastic.

posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 04:42 PM

Originally posted by Domo1
LMFAO. Oh man... use your smart phone made by children to find out if other crap you buy is made by children/in sweat shops etc. Fantastic.
Just a hint of hypocrisy there. Gotta love the liberals though.

posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 04:54 PM
Slavery and human trafficking must end. What more can I say?!

I once performed at a Shared Hope International event. They are a wonderful group bringing awareness to the human trafficking and sex slave industry, and do much to rescue and help the women and children who are suffering life as sex slaves. Pornography, strippers, street walkers, red-light district, escorts..... many of these "workers" are actually sexual slaves.

My heart sinks for the injustice we commit unto our fellow human beings.


posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 05:23 PM
I was once very upset about the issue of modern slavery.

While I'm sure it does exist, I would be very careful to label all prostitutes, strippers or porn actors as "slaves".
Most of these people are paid.

Human trafficking also rarely fits the exact definition of slavery.
In fact, most of these people pay to reach their target country illegally.

There are human rights abuses, but "slavery" is sometimes an emotional, yet incorrect term against bad working conditions.

What is noticeable is that countries with small families and liberal policies are being overrun by citizens of countries that had Marxist and religious extremist beliefs, and for every liberated slave sent back home to try his best to be trafficked again, there are hundreds more waiting in line.

I saw a recent documentary on Nigerian prostitutes in Italy, and although they are bound by superstition and fear to the smugglers, most are sending money home, and they are not slaves.
Yet the term is often misapplied.

What one does see is the return of the "cult", as mainstream Christianity splits into various sects.
I've seen people begging and spreading literature for religion, and to me they looked like slaves.

posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 05:43 PM
My apologies in advance, I'm not feeling well.

What do we do to stop people who want to work in the sex business, scan their bar codes? And when we find slavery, do we send in the Marines, NATO, the Drones? How do you spread western ideas of human dignity into countries that have no clue? Invade them and nation build?

posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 07:36 PM
These people are being exploited by westerners and our elite and never lived like this in these conditions before the world bank and the cia sponsered take overs and terrorism in their countries, and by this I mean bought off criminal governments that borrowed hefty amounts from the world bank, (it was a cohersed deal) and spent it on themselves. And this was our elites plan to begin with.

Since the 1960's the First World Nations Corporations and Gorilla's have gone into third world farms, slaughtering whole families and villages and taking over the land, and then using child slaves for chocolate, vanilla, coffee, you name it.

Shell oil in the east, Nestles are but the tip of the western iceburg. This is illuminati and our governments policies and they are responsible for the billions starving and the third world conditions, and the slavery, the prostitution, the drugs, all of it.
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