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Child Trafficking Poster by RJDaae Child Trafficking Poster by RJDaae
This is my traditional-medium entry for :iconkneelingglory:'s 'Not For Sale' Human-Trafficking Awareness project: [link] (I might do another entry, in one of the other categories.
Entrants are supposed to choose a particular aspect of the many-faceted crime of human trafficking, and focus their artwork on it. I chose child trafficking.
It's difficult to find any definitive statistics as to exactly how many children a year are sold or forced into some form of slavery (due to secretiveness involved in such dealings), but most of the numbers I found were between 300,000 and 500,000 a year, and that's just for children being trafficked internationally. Who knows how many more are sold without ever leaving their own countries... :(
It's not only the children that suffer, though: there are thought to be nearly 30 million people trapped in some kind of slavery today. The Atlantic slave trade, which kidnapped and enslaved Africans between the 1500s and 1800s, brought less than 15 million to the New World, total.

For more information on human trafficking, and what you can do to help stop it:
Not For Sale Campaign: [link]
Stop Child Trafficking Now: [link] [link]
Teens On Trafficking: [link]

And, for those of you who have stamp collections, here's a stamp that someone made:

detail picture: [link]

Acrylic on Bristol board, 11x14 inches

ETA: My other anti-trafficking poster:

ETA 2: Thank you so much to =KneelingGlory and ^PurpelBlur for the DD! :dummy:
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Given 2010-06-24
" Child Trafficking Poster by *RJDaae offers a poignant glimpse into the commercialization of human beings via an effective parody of the popular Mastercard commercials. " -KneelingGlory ( Suggested by KneelingGlory and Featured by PurpelBlur )
EternalUniverse1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I can only imagine what they do to these kids when they're sold. Labor, prostitution, stripping, porn, this is a fucked up world.
namezong Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Price tag line is a good move.
As for the theme...
Well, when all morals are abolished and golden calf is the only object of adoration, it is no wonder we end up with disgusting stuff like this.
Carlyle-Zimmermann Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I wish all these kidnappers and pedophiles burnt in hell just like Adolf Hitler: kidnapping and pedophilia equals holocaust, and everyone who rapes or kidnaps someone, or even loves that, are Hitlers and kind of nazi lovers!
guelpacq Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student
All I can say is that you're gonna have to kill me if you want to stop me from fighting against human traffickers.
replicator13 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Makes me cry for thinking how many children suffered from this :tears:
RJDaae Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep. :(
ayame18 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Makes me sad that such a terrible thing happens on this planet. :tears:
carenvisser Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Twocool935 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Artist
Mutha Fuckers. Trafficking people in General is inhuman, but Children? That's just..... Wrong.
SoaringEmerald Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gosh damn, I wish we had the strength to go out and just... kill the guys who do it. Torture them. Not to sound weird but that's what I would do if I had the chance.
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