From our partner Creamos in Guatemala: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and we recognize the severity of this global crisis that tragically extends into the Guatemala City garbage dump community. The act of compelling someone to work against their will is rooted in complex social issues that include poverty, pervasive sexism, marginalization, and lack of opportunity and agency. At Creamos, we envision a world in which no woman in the community surrounding the Guatemala City garbage dump has to engage in risky or unwanted work, and we contribute to combatting this crisis by providing educational and workforce opportunities. By pursuing their education and preparing themselves for formal employment, Creamos participants play a vital role in combatting slavery and human trafficking, establishing a new set of norms and range of opportunities for future generations to engage in dignified, desired work. Pictured: Sindy, a Creamos seamstress (2018) #humantraffickingawareness #nationalslaveryandhumantraffickingawarenessmonth #humantraffickingadvocate #EndHumanTrafficking #ConcientizaciónsobrelaTratadePersonas #noalatratadepersonas #nomasvictimasdetratadepersonas

Posted by dlalande at 2022-01-20 10:30:32 UTC