Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Passion 2013 and be a part of the End It Movement launch. I attended the conference on behalf of She Is Safe who was a 2013 Freedom Partner.
The End It Campaign was birthed from a movement of 60,000 college students who chose to shine a light on injustice and slavery. The mission of the movement is to ignite this generation to take a stand for the 27 million women, children and men who are currently enslaved in bonded labor, forced prostitution and domestic slavery. The End it Movement supports several coalition partners, including one of our featured organizations the International Justice Mission.
The crowd fell silent as 60,000 lights illuminated the night. It was powerful to experience such a large number of young people shining a light and taking a stand against one of the most pervasive injustice issues of our time.
This year I continue to take a stand against injustice, shine a light and raise my voice for those that are enslaved. As I wrote in a recent post, I believe that empowering women and grassroots initiatives is essential to combating modern day slavery in India and around the world. I am happy to join fellow Girls’ Globe bloggers as we continue the conversation and declare that we are in it to END IT!