Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Freedom Challenge.
Here’s a very sad but true fact: Modern day slavery exists. Every 10 minutes, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence. Every 30 seconds, someone is abducted into slavery. That means, by the time you are done reading this, there will be 4-5 more slaves in the world.
Did you know that there are 30,000,000 slaves worldwide? The International Trade Organization says that 80% of them are women.
Thirty.Million.Slaves. And 24,000,000 of them are women and children.
Let me give you an idea of how many people that is: Imagine that every woman in America between the ages of 18-24 was enslaved. Now add the entire population of New Zealand to that number. Next add in the entire population of Jamaica…and the entire population of Fiji. That’s how many
women are enslaved worldwide.
24,000,000 women and children have been forced into labor or indentured servitude, have been trafficked and sold, or that have been forced into marriage as a child bride. 12,000,000 children are under the age of 12. 2,000,000 children alone are exploited in the commercial sex industry.
Many of these women are sold to another human for less than one hundred dollars. Imagine one of your children being taken from you and sold for $100.
That makes me want to do something about this very real, worldwide problem. And that’s where the Freedom Challenge comes in.
What Is The Freedom Challenge?
Freedom Challenge is made of women all over the world who participate in physical challenges. These physical challenges test our limits while raising funds and awareness to free oppressed and enslaved women and children all around the world, and set women and children on the pathway to freedom. They use a four-pronged approach to freeing women and children around the world. Their goal is to Prevent. Rescue. Restore. Develop. You can lean more about it here.
Their mission is to free 1 million slaves and has already raised over three million dollars for the cause to date. The goal for 2016 is to free 1,000 women and children.
So how can you help? Together we can make a difference because when we do things together, we can accomplish more than when we are alone. There are so many ways to show your support!
You can join a local event in your area or even get together a group of friends and create your own Freedom Challenge doing whatever you like to do – you can run, walk, swim, hike, climb…the challenges are endless.
Physical challenges not your thing? You can still show your support. You can donate. You can sponsor someone else’s challenge. Every single penny helps get us to the goal, but if you are unable to do give monetarily, you can show your support by spreading the word about the Freedom Challenge.
Join me in spreading the word about the Freedom Challenge
Simply helping spread the word about the Freedom Challenge is a huge support. Knowledge is power, and if you are deeply passionate about a cause, introducing others to it is a great way to drive awareness to the cause.
Sign up to stay in touch with Freedom Challenge and they’ll share the work and impact of The Freedom Challenge with you. Encourage others to do the same.
Read stories of women and children who were freed from slavery by the Freedom Challenge and share these heartbreaking but courageous, inspiring stories with others.
Freedom Challenge is women fighting for women.
It’s Our challenge for their Freedom.
Disclaimer: I received compensation in exchange for writing this post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.