We’re so excited to be collaborating with the people behind this powerful video on International Day of the Girl Child, set to Beyoncé's Freedom song, to help secure #FreedomForGirls. The Global Goals is spreading the word about the power of theSustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure girls are free of exploitation and empowered to live in freedom.
Sign our pledge to help secure #FreedomForGirls.
We knew women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, but we were shocked when the new estimates revealed that 71% of trafficking victims are female, and one in four are children. These victims include girls like Phoebe*, a 17-year-old victim in Kenya forced into the commercial sex industry, or Sophie*, a 15-year-old victim who felt her childhood was stolen after enduring two years of exploitation, having been trafficked to the UK.
Show your support for SDG 8.7.
We are proud of our role getting modern slavery included in the SDGs. Modern slavery was not a priority at the start of the process, but 164,603 Freedom United supporters wrote to the then Secretary-General of the UN to include it. Now you can help us spread the word about Goal 8, Target 7, which says governments should:
“Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.”
Let’s join together and help stop girls from experiencing what girls like Sophie and Phoebe experienced. If we are big and loud enough we can hold governments, businesses and civil society to account and make ending all forms of modern slavery a priority.
Joanna, Miriam, and the Freedom United team