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The Challenge 2018-02-22T14:29:27+00:00

SHINE A LIGHT – TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

More than 40 million people globally are the victims of modern slavery, it is a 150 billion dollar a year industry. In accordance with Target 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Human Thread Foundation is working to drive awareness about, and to help eradicate, forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.

The Human Thread Foundation is thrilled to launch the Shine A Light challenge with our partner, World Merit. The youth of World Merit are focused on improving their communities, and the Shine A Light challenge is an opportunity for World Merit councils to do something to shine a light on modern slavery in those communities.

There are three key elements to consider when taking on this challenge:

  • Creativity

  • Sustainability

  • Impact

What can YOU do to make a difference? World Merit youth will be putting their ideas into action and all of those ideas will be considered based on the categories above. Prizes include internships and jobs at partner organizations and companies, and winners will be announced in September 2018.

“When I was working in the field I’d bring candles with me. And with the help of my translator I told the people I was photographing that I would illuminate their stories and their plight…I hope these images will awaken a force in people who view them. People like you. I hope that force will ignite a fire and that fire will shine a light on slavery. For without that light, the beast of bondage will continue to live in the shadows.”

Lisa Kristine • Photographer/Founder, Human Thread Foundation

SAMPLE IDEAS

Here are some ideas for ways that people have taken action to eradicate slavery in their communities. Improve upon these or create your own!

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TOOL KIT

Resources and tools to help you create, execute and leverage a plan to shine a light on modern slavery in your community.

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PRIZES

Prizes include jobs and internships around the world with our global partners. Full list of prizes to be made available May 1, 2018.

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WORLD MERIT

Not yet a member of World Merit? Be sure to check them out and learn about how you can join or start a council in your community.

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WHY I DO THIS WORK
The work is an invitation for all people to come together. For us all to see one another as our fellow brothers and sisters… Life is not just about ourselves. It’s about all of us. We are the community of humanity.

LISA KRISTINE • FOUNDER, HUMAN THREAD FOUNDATION