Child slavery

Help end child salvery in India. It’s not every day one is offered an opportunity to do something to better what usually is a hopeless/helpless situation. Now is the chance to help children in India subjected to slavery. I signed and hope you’ll all take the time to do the same. Not many soap boxes I’ll post about but children and animals are something I can’t turn my back on. Thank you to all who do help to make this world a better place for the vulnerable and voiceless. Paulette

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Every day, millions of children in India wake up to long hours of back-breaking labour, working everywhere from stone quarries to carpet factories to rice mills. These children—some as young as as 5 years-old—are kept from school and forced to work 7 days a week for up to 18 hours a day in hazardous situations that leave them permanently injured or crippled by heavy loads and dangerous equipment. Due to these working conditions, many child labourers suffer from respiratory disorders or develop chronic pain.

Thankfully, the Indian Parliament is considering legislation called the “Child and Adolescent Labour Abolition Bill,” which: 1) prohibits employment of children under 14 years of age, 2) outlines harsh sentences for violators, and 3) provides for monitoring of suspected cases of child slavery. This legislation would put an end to the enslavement of children in India, but it risks not passing without a demonstration…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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28 Responses to Child slavery

  1. tazzielove says:

    I signed. Thanks for reblogging this.

  2. gita4elamats says:

    You are fabulous, thanks for the reblog. It kills me to think of those poor kids. 😦

    • I agree. It’s sickening how people get rich or powerful on the backs of children, the poor, voiceless, vulnerable… Thanks for posting it. I hope people take a minute to read and sign because it’s a long post and that might deter some. Now we pray and cross our fingers.

  3. Thanks for the re-blog. I signed thanks to your post. X

  4. fournier0917 says:

    Consider it done. Thanks for letting us know. Jean-Jacques

  5. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, I signed. Take care, Bill

  6. 68ghia says:

    Thanks for the reblog P.
    Such a sad fact of life, poverty and abuse…

  7. Awesome endeavor. Hope it works.

  8. seeker says:

    Haven’t been doing my duty. Thanks for the reblog. Done.

  9. natuurfreak says:

    Thanks for reblogging.I signed also Paulette.

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