ABOLITION OF SLAVERY in 2023
We celebrate the abolition of slavery to recognize the hard-fought victory of those who fought for freedom and to remember the millions of people who were enslaved and suffered under the institution of slavery. It is also a reminder of the importance of continuing to fight for justice and equality for all people.
Slavery is illegal in most countries, but it still exists in some parts of the world. The United Nations has set a goal of ending all forms of modern slavery by 2030, but this is a long-term goal that will require a lot of work and dedication from governments, civil society, and individuals.
Many countries have taken steps to combat the issue. These steps include passing laws to criminalize slavery, strengthening border controls to prevent trafficking, and providing support services to victims of slavery. Governments are also working to raise awareness of the issue and to educate people about the dangers of slavery. Additionally, organizations such as the International Labour Organization are working to ensure that labor laws are enforced and that workers are protected from exploitation.
Hemp was a major crop in the United States, during the period of slavery. It was used to make rope, clothing, paper, making bedding and blankets for slaves and was also a source of food for them. They used to make sails for ships out of hemp too. Usually the rope for the whips and others tools to "control" (abuse" the salves, where also made of hemp.