“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)
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
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.
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.
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