Human Right Number Four
Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.
Cover various types of modern day slavery. Human Trafficking, sweat shops, etc.
Many children need a more thorough understanding of human trafficking. It is the buying, selling and transporting or humans for profit. These people are forced to work in inhumane conditions or illegal occupations with little or no hope for escape. Human trafficking has become a multibillion-dollar industry, yet it is so hidden that few people are aware of how large it is in nearly every country of the world. The International Labor Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency, estimates that there are 12.3 million men, women and children forced into slavery at any given time. Up to 50 percent of the more than 800,000 victims trafficked across national borders are minors- mere children - most of them girls.
Another way to relate this to their lives can be by explaining that certain companies have been identified as using slave labor to produce their products cheaply. When we buy products from these companies, we are supporting the slave trade.
Do some research with the class and discover companies that have been reported to have used sweat shops/slave labor. Find alternatives to these products and put a list together to distribute to the school or their fellow classmates.
Resist the temptation to play all 30 human rights videos at this point. Save those for each meeting that follows. Carry out the activities and let your students’ own visions of the 30 human rights materialize as the lessons unfold, one at a time.
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How did your meeting/activities go for this human right?