This past Saturday, me and two of my greatest friends went to Kolding, to participate in the #walkforfreedom. The #walkforfreedom is arranged by the A21 organization, who are fighting against abolishing slavery and human trafficking.
It was such an inspiring and revolving experience, where we got to walk for an hour around the city of Kolding, simply for a very good and eye-opening cause.
The amount of slavery around the world is higher than ever before:
· For every 30 seconds, one person out there gets caught into a world of slavery
· Around 27 million people are living as slaves today
· Children are used as objects and for trading
· Women are sold for prostitution and experience trafficking
· Men are forced to work, without rights or payments
After all, slavery and human trafficking estimate around 914 billion Danish Kr. each year. This needs to come to an end, and we need to stand together and help wherever we possibly can.
As we walked around the beautiful city, we took one step at a time and walked us through and against slavery. We walked around in a long line, one by one. It suddenly made it all feel very realistic and touchy.
We each had a piece of black tape covering our mouths, because, no words were worth speaking.
Step by step, we walked one step closer to a world of rights, humanity and for abolishing slavery for all.
Never doubt your voice in this world, even the simplest things can make a major change. So never ever think of giving up, this is only the beginning of a new world.
I hope for my future, that I'll always be able to look another person in the eye, with confidence and genuinely respect. We should all by respecting other human beings, no matter what. Nothing should let us or them try to treat any other individual with disrespect or shade. Stand together, be together. Forever.