Greetings from The Slave Detective,
I trust you all had a lovely Christmas Holiday?
My final post of 2011 looks at what the leader of arguably the most powerful country in the world has in store for 2012.
President Obama is declaring January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month announced in USA Today.
What exactly does this mean? Is it within President Obama’s power to decree that “We stand with all those who are held in compelled service,”
I think it is a positive step for President Obama to make this announcement but is it all just rhetoric? What steps are going to be taken to give those that tackle Human Trafficking every day the power and the boost to back these words?
Is America going to stand strong against those that shun ‘Fair Trade’?
I was recently involved in Atlanta’s Department of Education fight to raise the awareness of the plight of ALL those who are victims of Trafficking. The Sexually exploited, the Domestic Slaves and those forced to work for very little pay.
Atlanta have raised the bar. Other NGO’s in the USA and Europe have too.
I hope that David Cameron and the Western World Leaders follow President Obama. I then look keenly to 2012 to see what it means to them.
I worry for the victims in the shadow of the Olympics. Can we deliver for them? Not at the moment!