Eventho the interview is about (past) Slavery in general I would like to share my view on Modern slavery on the Moluccan Islands, poses a grave threat to cultural values, with key elements:
- child labor
- debt bondage
- land dispossession
- illegal deforestation
- illegal fishing
Children are forced into work, robbing them of their childhood and education. Debt bondage traps individuals in cycles of servitude, perpetuating exploitation. Land expropriation undermines indigenous communities' connection to their ancestral lands, eroding cultural identity. Illegal deforestation destroys precious ecosystems, endangering biodiversity and disrupting the balance of nature. Similarly, unregulated fishing depletes marine resources, jeopardizing both livelihoods and traditional fishing practices.
Consequences of Modern Slavery
Environmental degradation: Activities such as illegal deforestation, mining, pollution, and destruction of ecosystems can have a devastating impact on the habitat.
Raising awareness about the environment is crucial for understanding the consequences of modern slavery on the environment and indigenous communities. By increasing awareness, people can be encouraged to make more sustainable choices, advocate for environmental protection, and support the rights of indigenous peoples.
Addressing these issues is crucial to protect cultural heritage, promote sustainable development, and safeguard the Moluccas' unique way of life.
1 July - 5 Sept. 2023
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