I painted a picture of an adult woman walking with her ankle suddenly being grabbed by a hand deep in the shadows. I hope this poster can remind everyone that human trafficking is not only happening in the news, but also in life.
When in difficult situations, we search for people who can help. But unfortunately there are people who use others’ miseries for gaining wealth, to have pleasure or just to play with others’ lifes for fun. They are in disguise, they pretend to care, they promise big and nice things. The question is – are these hands here helping? If they give pain, then no! If they leave no rights – no! Helping hands are kind, they give shelter and heal wounds. And give freedom. Freedom.
THEY STEAL US, THEY STOLE US, DON’T STEAL US FREEDOM ANY MORE.
Don’t be the rope that keeps them from growing the way they want.
Let them be little girls.
Stop child sex trafficking.
While researching human trafficking data, I have encountered a devastating information. This is my take on the matter.
The Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born free and equal rights. However, these rights of some people are confiscated from the moment they are born.
Human smugglers who play with their hopes to reach their goals from the seas and oceans for their dreams for new lives, and the human smugglers who leave them in the middle of the sea
I want to show the things that human trafficking stole from people with my poster.
I started off my research by watching ted talks of victims speak about their exploitation. There was a common thread highlighted by many of them; society thinks of human trafficking as a very remote and outlying subject. Images of hands being tied and mouths being shut are associated with the word ‘human trafficking’, whereas in reality, victims are people just like you and me. They are in houses you walk by or in stores you buy your clothes from. Survivors are socially excluded and labelled which forces them to relapse.
Credit: Wade Hudson is a talented Jamaican-born, Toronto-based photographer. Renowned for his striking work across portraiture, beauty and lifestyle, highlighting the best sides of everyday people. His projects named, Jamaica and Pickney (children) are used in the posters.
Children should be free like others. Swinging is children’s freedom, traffickers shouldn’t take away their swings. Red color represents violence and chained child silhouette to a swing represents child trafficking victims.