On this day in 1926 The League of Nations began the work of The Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery an international treaty. It was registered in League of Nations Treaty Series on March 9th, 1927 which is also the same day it went into effect.
. By 1956 most countries signed this Treaty. They are leading the fight against Slavery. Even today there people mostly "girl-child" and women are robbed of their rights and sold into slavery and used for prostitution. This is most disturbing and must be stopped. Girls stolen and forced into the sex trade.It must be stopped. This is also happening in the United States. The "johns" who continue to use and pay money continue this horror. And when caught the johns are just charged with a misdemeanor. Girls and women throughout the world are in need of protection and if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem. Do not turn a blind eye. Speak out.
Other rights are quietly stolen in plain view as women struggle to control their own future and claim their freedom from violence, sexual abuse, and control of their bodies. Education, suffrage and Laws that make a difference are seriously needed for women own/claim their place in the world without any family member or State controlling their future.
Look for ways to support all women, young and old. Until we are completely equal and respect all, the horror will continue. What girl of any age should have to suffer this fate.
*I published this last year and in this one short year women in the United States are under attack from politicians who seem to forget the Constitution. WE THE PEOPLE, Women are people.
October 1st and 2nd PBS is airing the documentary, HALF THE SKY. It addresses this very serious issues of women and young girls stolen and or sold into slavery prostitution.
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/half-the-sky/film/ and to get involved
To read the Treaty that deals with slavery visit: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3ae6b36fb.html
October 1,2012: As I begin to watch PBS "Half The Sky" I look at the United Nations Treaty- and the word Suppress why not ABOLISH, why not Abolish?