viernes, 8 de enero de 2016

One step closer to justice

Dear "el dispreciau"
Last December we emailed you about a game-changing opportunity for the United Nations Security Council to help end slavery in conflict and we’re happy to report they’ve taken a huge first step!
Our community called for an acknowledgement of the trafficking and slavery committed by ISIS and the Security Council answered by branding the practice deplorable and called for those who engage in trafficking and slavery in situations of armed conflict to be held accountable.1
Call on the UN Security Council to continue its work to end slavery in conflict.
Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the United Nations, described slavery as “a versatile weapon of war” for helping terrorist groups generate revenue.2
The fight to end slavery during conflict isn’t over yet — we must keep up the pressure to make sure the UN Security Council takes decisive action to end slavery in conflict.
The Security Council has publicly stated they will remain ‘seized of the matter’ and called on the Secretary-General to report back on better implementing programs to counter trafficking and slavery by ISIS.
Coordinated leadership on slavery during conflict is critical for survivors like Randa, a 16 year old girl who was abducted by ISIS and raped by a man twice her age.3 But it will take people just like you and me taking a stand to ensure those enslaved during conflict get justice.
Call on the UN Security Council to prioritise its work against slavery in conflict and hold those responsible to account.
Thank you for being part of the generation that will end modern slavery.
In solidarity,
Alex, Joanna and the rest of the Walk Free team

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