Words from a True Story

“Don´t you understand? You have been sold. I own you now. I cannot describe what happened when I heard those words. It was like standing on the edge of a cliff, feeling my feet slip into nowhere. I could not breathe. I was an object now. With a price tag. I was nothing.”

According to the universal declaration of human rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), every person has the right to a life of freedom, and no one has the right to hold another in slavery.

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

Article 8

1.No one shall be held in slavery; slavery and the slave-trade in all their forms shall be prohibited.

The universal declaration about the human rights

Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 4

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohib- ited in all their forms.

To sign a declaration is not enough, there are things that need to be done, let us act and fight for the right of every persons right to life and freedom.

Photo: Unicef. http://www.flickr.com/photos/unicefsverige/

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