BUILDING AWARENESS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Building awareness is key to the fight against modern slavery. Awareness is the state of having knowledge, of being informed of current developments. It’s the ability to be conscious of events and conditions. Without realizing the existence of modern-day slavery, no individual would ever join the fight against it.
Awareness is also realizing that all of us are complicit.
Many people throughout the world believe the myth that slavery has ended. Knowledge building is a crucial piece to debunking this myth and, consequently, building a large movement of people that can begin to affect real change.
“One of the challenges to this work of advocacy, education and coordination is a certain indifference and even complicity, a tendency on the part of many to look the other way where powerful economic interests and networks of crime are at play. For this reason, I express my appreciation of your efforts to raise public awareness of the extent of this scourge, which especially affects women and children.”
The Vatican’s #ENDSLAVERY Project
This video was produced for the Vatican’s End Slavery project and is intended to bring about awareness of those enslaved and to catalyze the eradication of slavery in our modern world. In conjunction with the world’s faith leaders, government bodies, business and media leaders, it is my honor to share these images in the spirit of the global collaboration to end slavery forever.
2017 GLOBAL ESTIMATES ON MODERN
SLAVERY AND CHILD LABOUR
SLAVERY AND CHILD LABOUR
In September 2017, new research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has revealed the true scale of modern slavery around the world. The data, released during the United Nations General Assembly, shows that more than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery in 2016. The ILO have also released a companion estimate of child labour, which confirms that about 152 million children, aged between 5 and 17, were subject to child labour.
The Human Thread Foundation is thrilled to have contributed all of the imagery depicting modern slavery contained within the reports and in the corresponding digital assets. Click here to learn more about the 2017 Global Estimates.
The photographs in the Human Thread Foundation exhibitions are more than simple images, they inspire change.
A master storyteller, humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine has documented indigenous cultures in more than 100 countries on six continents, instinctively identifying the universal human dignity in all of us. Awakening compassion and igniting action in a worldwide audience with powerful, broad-sweeping images of courage and tender, intimate portrayals, the photographs elevate significant social causes—such as the elimination of human slavery and the unification of humanity—to missions.
The foundation’s exhibitions resonate in the heart and moves people to action.