Stop Slavery In Libya

December 10th is International Human Rights day! 

With so many violations going on in the world, it is easy to feel dishearted and like our efforts are not enough. 

We are here to tell you that all the action you take, and everyone you engage in the fight for the rights of others does make a difference in the world.

For our first human rights day at Skaped, we want to tell you about something terrible that is currently happening in Libya and say that it is especially crucial that you take part in any of the ways we will underline, because bringing visibility to this issue is crucial in getting the Libyan government to act. 

What is happening:

Migrants from Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia are trying to cross the north of Libya to get to the mediterranean sea, which they will cross in order to try to escape to Europe in a desperate search of a better life.

Due to its instability after the bringing down of Gaddafi in 2011 Libya has no strong legal institutions in place, therefore these migrants are being caught by armed groups and smugglers that take all their money and sometimes kidnap them to be sold as slaves or be made to work as prostitutes in order to bring them money. 

The Libyan government denies all of this is happening, and it is only through a joint effort to bring visibility to this and demand that international organs investigate what is going on that this will stop happening. 

European nations have refused to create safer and legal means for migrants to reach Europ. The EU are helping to train and fund the Libyan Coast Guard to intercept migrants trying to cross the mediterranean sea and return them back into the hands of traffickers and slave traders.

What you can do:

• Share our video so that other are aware and can take part!

• Sign the petition 

• Send a tweet with #StopSlaveryinLibya #StopSupportingLibyanCoastGuard

 @EUDELtoLibya @EU_Commission ‏@UNHumanRights @UNlibyan