More than half of the world’s 35.8 million suffering slaves are in bonded labour. Often women and girls in slave labour are also sexually exploited (double exploitation) such as the factory boss will pick a random girl who’s sewing clothing and rape her during work hours. Or a man forced to work 18 hours a day on a fishing boat is drugged to keep him alert and then murdered when he resists.
We invite you to take ·compassionate action· to help reduce the number of exploited slaves in this region’s factories or supply chains through the Sweatshop Simulation challenge.
ABOUT 75% OF THE WORLD’S SLAVES ARE IN FORCED LABOUR IN CLOTHING, SHOE & TECH GADGET FACTORIES, FISHING BOATS AND CONSTRUCTION SITES.
WHEN AND WHERE?
May 7 (Sat) 1 to 9pm
May 8 (Sun) 10am to 8pm
At Southorn Playground, Wan Chai
To raise awareness and much needed funding to help fight the problem, we will host the Sweatshop Simulation Challenge for people to spend 10 minutes to 1 hour or up to 8 hours putting bolts on nuts and takng them off over and over again. There will be no breaks, no food, no water to give you a slave labour experience. For every minute of slave labour, find someone to sponsor you. This simulated slavery will open peoples’ eyes and help identify with those in bonded labour in supply chains.