I had the privilege and honor to interview both Drew and Jonathan Scott last March for my Newsvine column over at NBC, and they are such warm and sweet, congenial gentlemen. I admire their work greatly and am thrilled they are in India right now along with their older brother, JD helping to raise awareness on anti-child labor and trafficking. I received a media alert earlier this afternoon about a live Twitter event that will take place tonight at 9PM EST/6pm PST. Read my latest for The Hudsucker to find out more about the issue and how you can get involved to ask questions to the Scott Brothers later this evening!
#ScottBrosIndia LIVE Twitter Chat Raising Awareness for Anti-Child Labor and Trafficking
Children are the soul of our society and the lifeblood of our world. There is no keener revelation of a society’s soul than in the way in which it treats its children. However, it’s a sad reality that not every child in this world is treated with love, respect, and protection. Every day thousands of children are trafficked across borders for the purpose of exploitation. Most times coercion and control are used and though trafficking is a crime under international laws in many countries, the International Labor Organization has estimated that 115 million children are trafficked for exploitation of labor and sex, or for doing hazardous jobs with more than 60% of children in these jobs being boys between the ages of 12-17 years of age. Nevertheless the prime target of the traffickers are most often women and children because they are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination.