Πέμπτη, 26 Απριλίου 2018

About human trafficking & slave trade



"Hundreds of thousands black women go missing around the world globally, but their abductions often fail to make as much as a ripple in the water let alone the news.  “Where are our girls? a term that went viral a few years back to raise awareness for the missing girls in Nigeria, provoking an ethereal outrage that eventually became a comedic meme.  Mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins — gone without a trace, “gone missing” too generous a term for a nation that only “misses” black bodies when in need of a body to blame or maim. These women are perhaps more buried than ever in the contemporary resurrection of the hyper visible “woman,” a term that continues to ignore and underrepresent the black body (...)" (Whispers of a Womanist - A Black Female Perspective).

Please, click:

The new ways of Nigeria's human traffickers

Slave trade in Libya: Outrage across Africa
 
What is human trafficking? - Anti-Slavery International


Descent-based slaveryThis form of slavery can still be found across the Sahel belt of Africa, including Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Chad and Sudan. Many other African societies also have a traditional hierarchy where people are known to be the descendants of slaves or slave-owners (...) [photo from here].

See also


St. John the Russian, the Free & Wonderworker Slave (May 27)
A family of slaves opposes an Empire: the Holy Martyrs Zoe & Hesperus, and their children sts Cyriacus & Theodulus
The Church as the Liberated Zone: "All we Christians are terrorists..." 
Fr. Moses Berry, a descendant of African slaves, Orthodox priest and teacher in USA

The realities of slavery, hopes and dreams for the African-American community for a Black Orthodox Priest in America (video)
 

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