January 28, 2014

HSBF Giveaway: World Problem, World Love

When I first learned about slavery, I was shocked just to learn that it still existed.   I didn't realize that it happened here in American.   I didn't think it could.  I assumed  it was soley the problem of a few third world nations.  I had no idea how widespread it was.

But right here in America there have been men beaten and locked in a truck trailer and forced to pick tomotoes, women have been forced to braid hair in a salon without pay, and many are forced to sell their body night after night and threatened with violence if they leave--those are just some examples of slavery right here in the United states.  The Global Slavery Index estimates that at least 57,000 slaves exist just in the US today.  While impoverished areas and unstable or corrupt governments are breeding grounds of modern slavery,  slavery also happens in developed and stable nations like Canada and the United Kingdom..  Slavery is a not just a third world problem. 

Poppy & Pinecone has donated an item for this giveaway that I thought was fitting for the subject matter:  An 11" x 14" World Love Print.   When I look at this map it fills me with hope that as more people around the world know and care about the problem of slavery, that it can end.  Because while the problem of slavery is huge, I believe that the heart of humankind is bigger.

To enter to win the World Love map print above, just answer a question on the Rafflecopter form below.  Extra entries are available after you answer the first question.

You must be 18 or older to enter.  Entries accepted through Feb. 12.  Winner will be chosen and announced here Feb. 13.  Full entry rules are listed at the link on the bottom of the Rafflecopter form.

This giveaway is only open in the United States, Canada (except Quebec), The United Kingdom, and the following areas of Australia  (QLD, NT, TAS, and VIC only).   I would love to make my giveaways open in more places, but it's hard to meet all the legal requirements for various countries. 

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  1. No, I didn't realize that was going on.

  2. Yes, human trafficking has been on the social radar for some time now, and seems to be getting more attention lately.

  3. I wasnt aware how widespread it is

  4. No. I did read in the paper about it tied to the super bowl. the feds rescued over 10 girls age 13-17! it blows my mind!

  5. No I did not know that it was going on in the US. That is horrible!

  6. No i had never even thought of it before