Hong Kong students take a stand against slavery
March 7th, 2013
11:58 PM ET

Hong Kong students take a stand against slavery

Hong Kong (CNN) – College students in Hong Kong stood on campus for 27 hours to raise awareness of modern-day slavery, in a campaign that ended on Thursday.

The “Stand for Freedom” event, which was organized by students from the University of Hong Kong's International Christian Fellowship group, raised HK$10,000 (U.S.$1,300) for human rights agency International Justice Mission. The funds will help support victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression, according to Christina Chan, one of the event's organizers. Chan grew up in the U.S. and first learnt about modern-day slavery at a conference there last year.

“It just seemed so unacceptable that we teach so much about how bad slavery is, yet it happens so much more today and no one even knows about it,” she said.

According to United Nations estimates, there are 27 million people worldwide who, through violence or threats, are forced into forms of slavery such as sexual exploitation, forced labor and armed conflict.

Hong Kong is a transit point for people from China and South East Asia who are trafficked for forced labor and prostitution, a 2012 report by the U.S. State Department found.

But the Chinese territory is also a recruitment center for traffickers, according to the report. Many women travel to Hong Kong voluntarily for legal employment in restaurants, bars and hotels but are coerced into prostitution under conditions of debt bondage when they arrive.

“A lot of people in Hong Kong are under the assumption that slavery is gone,” said Alfie Ariwi, a volunteer who stood on campus from midnight until the early hours of Thursday morning.
“They walk through Wan Chai or Mong Kok and they think that these sex workers are free. They don’t realize they have pimps and madams controlling them.”

More than 50 students took turns to stand on campus, in shifts that lasted from two to eight hours. The students collected the money by selling homemade bracelets and baked goods, and taking donations from passersby.

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  1. SomeOneWhoKnows

    I stand from FREEDOM too,..."NEVER AGAIN" ! should be motto of every single citizen of earth not just Holocaust survivors. We have GOD given right to be free and arm ourselves to the teeth for self-defense !!!

    March 8, 2013 at 8:23 am | Reply
    • kaylie12


      March 18, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Reply
  2. hongkong

    Hong Kong is one of the countries with the most Philippino maids hired as servants, some of them earning an extremely low wage, working tremendous long hours, with bad living conditions and accommodations (often in storage rooms or kitchen) and treated badly as much as a slave basically. So when does Hong Kong disbands such modern day slavery and prohibit the use of maids or servants?

    March 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • BS

      There are ONLY two options for you Philippines:
      1. stay home without job and watch your whole family starving to death.
      2. do the maid job in HK to keep your family feeded and meanwhile increase your little government's GDP

      Don't push your lucky!!!

      March 9, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Reply
      • Mao

        You are obviously not educated for saying that. Go read a book and help yourself please!.

        March 10, 2013 at 12:06 am |
    • haitc

      trust ?

      March 27, 2013 at 5:34 am | Reply
  3. kkk

    Try to go India to protect their slavery caste system, you gonna get gang raped for sure.

    March 9, 2013 at 11:48 am | Reply
  4. Jimmy Kimmel

    Don't be afraid to look into the Lao Gai. Even if you face pressure not to from different arms of the Lao Gai supporters. Freedom takes courage. It takes more than holding a sign against things we all agree with (publicly). It takes the courage to look into the parts we don't all agree with. And call them what they are.

    March 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Reply
  5. Swordsaint

    It's happening everywhere. Rising costs of living with no rising wages. It's mostly corporate America's fault because they're world wide these days. Low wages equal higher quarterly profits. History will repeat itself...

    March 9, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Reply
  6. Jimmy Kimmel

    It's up to the government's of places to police themselves. That's their job. The existence of slavery in a territory is the fault of any government body that is involved or can do something about it but insn't. Corporations will sell based on profit, and cannot always use sound judgement. Even if corporations did care more about slavery, the slave drivers would just create a fake organization from which to indirectly supply corporations labor. Which they actually do many times. The governments of slave labor must stop it. It's a crime against all that is human, and no economic excuse should be acceptable!

    March 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  7. BeccaL

    Reblogged this on Becca Blog and commented:
    Trying to learn more of what this looks like in inner-city Chicago.

    March 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Reply
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  9. Ben Moushon

    Reblogged this on Holes 2 Fill.

    March 11, 2013 at 6:55 am | Reply
  10. Teba simon peter

    I do support the students

    March 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Reply
    • kaylie12

      i do to ;0

      March 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  11. kaylie12

    ii support the students and we wach CNN every day at school

    March 18, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Reply
  12. BCWNYC

    Modern day slavery exists everyhwere, even USA.

    March 20, 2013 at 9:35 am | Reply
  13. HAWAII

    Let find a way to stop Hawaii mafia family operating for 40+ yeARS some few police might be covering for them to many years HOPE THE PEOPLE CAN GET TOGETHER TO CLOSE THEM ARREST.WE DON'T HAVE FREEDOM FROM MAFIA BLACKMAIL & drugs

    March 23, 2013 at 3:27 am | Reply
  14. chungbx

    I support the students, bravo

    March 27, 2013 at 5:16 am | Reply
    • haitc


      March 27, 2013 at 5:31 am | Reply
      • chungbx


        March 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
  15. chungbx


    March 27, 2013 at 5:36 am | Reply
  16. chungbx

    More than 50 students took turns to stand on campus

    March 27, 2013 at 6:40 am | Reply
  17. chungbx


    March 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  18. haitc

    Which they actually do many times

    March 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  19. chungbx

    So when does Hong Kong disbands such modern day slavery and prohibit the use of maids or servants?

    March 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  20. chungbx

    We have GOD given right to be free and arm ourselves to the teeth for self-defense

    March 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Reply
  21. chungbx

    It takes more than holding a sign against things we all agree with (publicly)

    March 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  22. chungbx

    with bad living conditions and accommodations

    March 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Reply
  23. chungbx

    According to United Nations estimates, there are 27 million people worldwide who, through violence or threats

    March 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Reply
  24. Mama Mia

    Reblogged this on Faber est suae quisque fortunae and commented:
    A great example of Taking a Stand in an everyday kind of way. This was simple and yet, so profound. I hope you're brainstorming ways that you can begin taking a stand for someone or something as often as possible!

    March 31, 2013 at 12:32 am | Reply
  25. Chukwuemeka

    The students have taken their stand. I hope leaders are watching.

    April 8, 2013 at 5:07 am | Reply
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