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Will Manny Pacquiao’s next fight be against slavery?

April 26, 2013

CNN is to show this documentary on May 17th and 18th. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda has been fighting human trafficking in the Philippines for the past 20 years and is now looking for help from the nations biggest star,  Manny Pacquiao.  Pacquiao, 34, has won an unprecedented eight world boxing titles in different weight divisions making him one of the most successful boxers of all time.

Its shocking to think that right now, there are 100,000 children working in the sex trade in the Philippines. You wouldn’t think it, but globally there are more people in slavery today than at any other point in human history.

Last year Time Magazine wrote:

Despite more than a dozen international conventions banning slavery in the past 150 years, there are more slaves today than at any point in human history. Slaves are those forced to perform services for no pay beyond subsistence and for the profit of others who hold them through fraud and violence. While most are held in debt bondage in the poorest regions of South Asia, some are trafficked in the midst of thriving development.

This program looks worth watching.

Many organisations work to protect children from violence, sexual abuse and slavery.  If you would like to support one, please check out UNICEFAmnesty International or Concern.

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