A wise man once said you can tell a lot about a society by the way they treat their children. Children are the future. Well for many children across the world, their futures are far from bright. This article talks about the large number of children in Haiti who work as slaves. Ironically, Haiti is most know for its Revolution and is the only country to have a successful slave revolt; which is seen as a defining moment in the history of Africans in the new world. However, slavery is alive and well in this country. These children are forced to work for nothing and are often sexually and physically abused. Haiti is not the only country facing similar problems with their youth. According to UNICEF 2.5 million children are sexually exploited in the multi-billion dollar sex industry. These children are all slaves to masters of evil. This is a major issue even here in America. According to U.S. Department of Justice, an estimated 14,500 to 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States each year. The number of U.S. citizens trafficked within the country is even higher, with an estimated 200,000 American children at risk for trafficking into the sex industry and over 50% are female. The number of missing children in the U.S. is rising and many become victims of trafficking. Around the world children are the top victims of war, poverty, sickness, abuse, and violence. So, if children are our future, then how does the world’s future look? What does this say about our society ? As I ponder, the possible answers are sad… So as this decade comes to an end, may the future bring hope and much-needed change. May the very adversities our children face, fuel the fire that will burn it all away…
& REMEMBER… WE ALL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
(John W. Whitehead) Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see….
LETS SEND THE RIGHT MESSAGES!!!! Here are some links to organizations making a difference..